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Scar City (1998)

A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.

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John Trace
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Candy
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Cop #2
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Dealer
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Sam Bandusky
Chad Courtney ...
Druggie #1
Manny Siverio ...
Druggie #2
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Paramedic #1 (as Andrew Davoli)
Collette Wilson ...
Paramedic #2
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Lt. Laine Devon
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Sgt. Dan Creedy
Bray Poor ...
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Steven Flynn ...
Bobby
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Detective (as Zachary Tiegan)
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Heckler in Bar
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After a young cop gets involved in his third shooting, he is recruited into a special police unit. He quickly learns that the unit is an assassination corps for hoodlums and they don't care who gets in the way. Saving the life of a child gets him a beating by the unit, which they call an initiation. When they raid a mobster's home and start killing hoods and call girls who just happens to be there, he draws a line when he finds one hiding in a closet. He then goes on the run with her with gangsters and the cops both in pursuit. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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He who controls the cops controls the city

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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Triumph
16 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scar City is the inspirational story of New York City's first fully functional retarded police officer, John Trace (Stephen Baldwin), who is recruited to work in the special S.C.A.R. unit run by Lieutenant Laine Devon (Chaz Palmenteri). Trace goes through the usual rookie hazing, but has a harder time with it than most, because of his inability to understand what is happening. Tia Carerre plays a titty bar vixen who spends half the movie uninvolved with the plot but finds her way in at Trace's first raid with his new unit. From there on the helpless Carerre relies on Trace to keep her safe from the baddies. There are some amazing moments where the retarded Trace walks on top of cars instead of going around them and shoots his pistol over and around his head. The line, "Don't think once," sums up the movie pretty well. I won't spoil it for you but Trace's journey through the crooked NYPD as the first fully functional retarded officer is as hard to watch as it is inspirational. I'm not sure if this was inspired by a true story or not, but if it was I'm sure that whoever the trailblazer was who is the real John Trace would be thrilled with the accurate portrayal of the mentally retarded by Stephen Baldwin.


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