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About this movie

Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Language:
English
Running time:
1:37:01
Partner rating:
R
Released:

Cast & Crew

Cast

  1. Cuba Gooding Jr.
  2. Clifton Collins Jr
  3. Keith David Captain Spain
  4. Wyclef Jean Daiman Baine
  5. Aimee Garcia
  6. Tory Kittles
  7. Taboo Ramirez
  8. Cole Hauser Lieutenant
  9. Cuba Gooding, Jr. Salim Adel
  10. Clifton Collins, Jr. Armando Sancho
  11. Wood Harris Brax
  12. Robert La Sardo Roland
  13. Lobo Sebastian Manny
  14. Judy Reyes Internal Affairs Agent

Directors

  1. Chris Fisher

Producers

  1. David Hillary
  2. Timothy Wayne Peternel
  3. Ash Shah
  4. Ash R. Shah

Writers

  1. Eric Saks
  2. Gil Reavill
  3. Chris Fisher

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Clifton Collins Jr. portray a pair of former gang members who trade in their colors for badges, only to discover that life on the other side of the law isn't much different than life on the streets, in Nightstalker director Chris Fisher's tale of crime and corruption in the highest ranks of the inner-city police force. As anti-gang task force cops Armando Sancho (Collins Jr.) and his partner Salim Adel (Gooding Jr.) make their way through the sweltering concrete jungle of a decaying city, the lines between the law and the lawless grow increasingly blurred. His conscience stirred by his involvement in the murder of an innocent man, Sancho begins weighing the prospect of participating in an Internal Affairs investigation against his loyalty to his amoral partner and best friend Adel. When Sancho and Adel are called in by their division lieutenant (Cole Hauser) and assigned the task of delivering confiscated dope to the henchmen of feared gangster Damien Baine (Wyclef Jean), the deal is sweetened by Baine's offer to cut the pair in on the profits if they agree to bust a gang of newly arrived Canadian drug dealers looking to establish roots in the city. The task is complicated however, by the revelation that not only does the Canadian gang have direct ties to a well-established crime syndicate headed by ruthless Latino crime lord Roland (Robert La Sardo), but that the disgruntled girlfriend of a noted police informant is looking to exact deadly revenge on Adel for a previous wrongdoing as well.

Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes

Scored 'rotten' by Rotten Tomatoes

21%Tomatometer score: 21% positive reviews from professional critics.

percent positive reviews

  1. Positive review
    Robert Koehler, Variety A no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s. Full review External link
  2. Negative review
    Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original. Full review External link
  3. Negative review
    Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger This isn't a film made by someone who knows anything about cops. It's a film made by someone who's seen a lot of cop movies. Full review External link
  4. Negative review
    Jack Mathews, New York Daily News The machinations of the plot are so murky as to be not worth following. Full review External link
  5. Negative review
    Lou Lumenick, New York Post The only suspense is how long it's going to take for this movie to finally drag to an end.
  6. Negative review
    Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times As good as the leads and the supporting cast are, and as much action as gets packed into the film's relatively brief running time, none of it draws us in dramatically. Full review External link

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