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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director:

Antoine Fuqua
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1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Eddie
Don Cheadle ... Tango
Ethan Hawke ... Sal
Wesley Snipes ... Caz
Will Patton ... Lt. Bill Hobarts
Lili Taylor ... Angela
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Red
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Ronny Rosario
Shannon Kane ... Chantel
Ellen Barkin ... Agent Smith
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Carlo
Wass Stevens ... Det. Patrick Leary
Armando Riesco ... Det. George Montress
Wade Allain-Marcus ... C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
Logan Marshall-Green ... Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)
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Storyline

In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

This is War. This is Brooklyn. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Los mejores de Brooklyn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,350,299, 7 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,154,426, 16 May 2010
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Michael C. Martin was influenced by Le notti di Cabiria (1957), Umberto D. (1952) and Ladri di biciclette (1948) and the directors Vittorio De Sica and Jim Jarmusch when writing his screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is under review by the city hall officials, the main male official claims Eddie's rookie partner let off two shots. However, during the shooting incident, only one shot was heard. See more »

Quotes

Caz: Fuckin' freedom ain't free.
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Soundtracks

Stylin'
Written by Papoose (as Willie Mackie) and Robert Brandon Smith
Performed by Papoose
Courtesy of Thugacation Records/Violator Management
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Overrated
19 March 2010 | by straty02See all my reviews

Let me just say straight away that the cast of this movie contains ALL of my favorite actors. I thought I was going to be in for a treat, maybe my expectations ruined my conclusions.

The biggest problem with this film (in my worthless opinion) is that it is portrayed as dramatic and yet there just seem to be soooooo many holes in the plot that the overall impact is reduced, almost to the point of being farcical. I won't give anything away but I don't believe that 'gangsters' are THAT stupid, I watched the TV show 'The Wire', which I thought was excellent due to it's balanced perspective. This film portrays the cops as being crooked, lifeless and aggressive morons whilst the 'gangster' are simply gun toting foul mouthed idiots who struggle to walk upright, let alone be career criminals.

By the time the final scene began I found myself struggling to stay awake because the 'drama' had become so Tepid and predictable.

Very very average.


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