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Brooklyns Finest English Movie DVD RIP

Brooklyns Finest English Movie



Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Produced by Basil Iwanyk
John Langley
John Thompson
Elie Cohn
Written by Michael C. Martin
Starring Richard Gere
Don Cheadle
Ethan Hawke
Wesley Snipes
Music by Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography Patrick Murguia
Editing by Barbara Tulliver
Studio Millenium Films
Thunder Road Film Productions
Nu Image
Distributed by Overture Films
Release date(s) January 16, 2009 (2009-01-16) (SFF)
02009-09-08 September 8, 2009 (VFF)
02010-03-05 March 5, 2010
Running time 132 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million[1]
Gross revenue $34,781,897


The film takes place within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of Brooklyn and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects in the NYPD's 65th precinct. Three policemen struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

The opening scene shows two men sitting in a parked car having a conversation, the man in the drivers seat, Carlo (Vincent D'Onofrio) is then shot unexpectedly in the face by the passenger (revealed to be Sal) who then robs Carlo and runs off.

Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida (Ethan Hawke), desperate for money to feed and house his rapidly growing family, has started pocketing the money left on the table during drug raids. Deeply religious, he finds that he is in the bad place of trying to reconcile his misdeeds with his needs. The mold in the walls of his home is making his wife (Lili Taylor) ill and endangering the life of his unborn twins. And the down payment on his coveted new, bigger house is past due.

Officer Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is a week from retirement after twenty-two years of less-than-exemplary service to the force when he is assigned to oversee rookies in the tough neighborhoods. His life in shambles, Eddie is barely hanging on, swilling whiskey in the morning to get out of bed. His only friend is a prostitute he frequents.

Detective Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) is an undercover cop working the drug beat. But he is tired of the kind of attention that a black man in a black car attracts, and he has been begging for a promotion and a desk job for years. He is finally offered a way out and it means betraying a close friend Caz, a known criminal (Wesley Snipes) recently released from federal prison. Federal Agent Smith (Ellen Barkin) instructs Tango to set up the drug deal that will assure Caz's arrest and return to federal prison.

Eddie's first rookie assignment (Logan Marshall-Green) is a former Marine, who becomes disgusted with Eddie's lack of professionalism, and asks to be reassigned - only to be killed on his next assignment. Eddie's second rookie assignment (Jesse Williams) accidentally fires his gun near a teenager during a petty theft investigation causing him to go deaf, leaving the NYPD facing a public relations nightmare. During the investigation, Eddie is remorseful for what happened, and is upset that he didn't stay in the store, but refuses to play along with his superiors' attempts to imply that the teenager was a drug dealer.

Sal's wife goes into the hospital after an asthma attack. The doctor says that the attack was caused by wood mold, which is in Sal's home. Sal becomes more stressed at this news.

When Tango goes to warn Caz to abort their upcoming drug deal, they are ambushed and Caz is shot dead on the street, under orders from Red (Michael K. Williams), a gangster Caz had humiliated earlier in a rooftop incident. Eddie turns in his badge and visits his regular hooker, Chantal (Shannon Kane), who does not want to change her life by moving with him to Connecticut. After Agent Smith remarks that Caz's death is better than his arrest, Tango lunges at her, but is restrained by fellow agents. Tango determines to avenge Caz's death now that he knows Red ordered the hit.

That night within the Van Dyke housing projects, Eddie, Tango, and Sal converge for very different reasons. After leaving his friend and partner, Detective Ronny Rosario (BrĂ­an F. O'Byrne), Sal, alone, raids the apartment of a drug informant. After killing three of the informant's entourage and finding their stockpile of cash, Sal is shot in the back and killed by a thug who saw Sal enter the building. Meanwhile, Eddie, overcoming the urge to commit suicide, rescues a missing person (Sarah Thompson) from a basement operated sex-slave dungeon. Eddie apprehends one of the men, and is confronted by a second. Eddie instructs the second man to get down, but the man threatens him. Eddie shoots the man in the chest, and a fight ensues. Tango gets his vengeance on Red, but then is mistaken for a gangster and is shot dead in the street by Rosario. Only after shooting and killing Tango does Rosario realize he has shot another law officer. Rosario, still determined to stop Sal, is forced to continue his search for him, yet is further devastated when he finds the body of Sal in the drug dealer's apartment.

The closing scene shows Eddie having rescued the three missing girls, and in the process having redeemed himself from the reputation he earned within the precinct of being a failure as an officer.

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