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Edison (2005)

Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

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Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it. Written by Ploy P.

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Corruption, Righteousness, Lawless, In this city, only the cops are above the law.


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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11 November 2005 (Italy)  »

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Edison Force  »

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$25,150,000 (estimated)

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RUR 3,120,181 (Russia) (9 October 2005)
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When Sergeant Frances Lazerov is chasing one of the bank robbers in the beginning of the movie, he says "Come out, come out, wherever you are.", which is a line taken from The Third Man (1949) - originally spoken by Harry Lime (Orson Welles). See more »

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At 1:11:13 a gunshot is fired which sounds silenced, at 1:11:15 the gun which fires the shot is shown with no silencer and the slide of the gun is shown locked open as if its the last shot in the magazine, then at 1:11:17 the same gun is shown again with the slide closed back in its normal position without any noise or character interaction. See more »

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Deed: You're a big venue now. Global commerce, sports franchises, chit chat cafés. But you don't get it, because you don't see it. Life is not what you think it is. Because of guys like us, you can go on thinking it, 'til reality sets in. Reality's a motherfucker.
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Give a Little Bit (2009) See more »

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Hurdy Gurdy Man
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
Published by Donovan Music Limited, Admin. by Peer International Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Terrible Role Miscast
23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. I do not think I have ever seen a movie with so many great actors that had such a pivotal role so miscast. Justin Timberlake is perhaps the single worst actor to land a bigtime role in a movie with the star power and money behind it that Edison had.

His acting was PAINFUL to observe. The story was OK and all the other characters were played by professional actors, heck, even LL Cool J was fine since he has had numerous small parts to cut his teeth on. How the director and movie company figured that Timberlake was ready for this role there is no way to comprehend.

His character ruins the entire experience since every time he is on screen you are actually rooting for the corrupt cops to cap his sorry ass, and he is supposed to be the hero... I would not waste money on this one at the theater or on video. MAYBE if you have HBO and have NOTHING else to do at 2am on a Saturday night and you are drunk and stoned, this may be OK.

Watching Timberlake in this role was like watching a human 'Kermit the Frog' act in a Hollywood Blockbuster, just didn't work at all.


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