Release Date: 2012-01-27
Distributors: Millennium Entertainment
Directors: Oren Moverman
Film Genre(s): Crime Drama
SYNOPSISThis is an adaptation of James Ellroy’s, this is set in Los Angeles, 1999. Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting questionable methods of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
- Deadline reports that Ice Cube has joined the pic. - 2010-04-27
- Variety reports that Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright have joined Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube and Ben Foster cast. - 2010-09-14
- Millennium Entertainment announces that it has just acquired U.S. rights to this film which premiered at the recent 2011 TIFF. - 2011-09-23