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The Seven Five (2014)

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Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.

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Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also headed a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs, ultimately resulting in the city's biggest ever corruption scandal. Written by Sundance Selects

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In 1980's Brooklyn, The Most Dangerous Gangsters Were New York City Cops.


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Rated R for pervasive language, some grisly crime scene images, and drug content | See all certifications »
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$14,785 (USA) (8 May 2015)

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Michael Dowd said he left work early one day and they showed someone punching their time card on a time clock, but the NYPD didn't used a time then and still doesn't. See more »

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Feel Like Makin' Love
Written by Mick Ralphs and Paul Rodgers
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WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) 0/b/o itse;f and Badco Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of East/West Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Chilling Documentary on the most corrupt New York Cop ever
10 January 2016 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Michael Dowd took the oath to uphold the law and protect the citizens of New York. He was assigned to precinct seven five and, at the time, it was the toughest the city had to offer. He soon found that his small pay check was far from adequate recompense for the life he was leading and so helped himself to some dirty money. After that there was no turning back.

This film features archive footage of the trials and the scenes of the time through the 1980's up to 1993. We also have more recent interviews with the main players. This includes his erstwhile partner Kenny Eurell and even some of the gangsters who 'worked' with these dirty cops.

It is disturbing to think that so many cops could be so blatant in their breaking of the laws they were supposed to uphold. It was also not an isolated incident or two but seemingly endemic with a culture of collaboration with other so called 'good' cops. Being 'good' meant not 'ratting' on your fellow cops and thereby allowing their criminal activities to flourish. There are some stunning black and white still photography of the time and some of these photos look like they belong in a gallery – absolutely stunning. This is a documentary that shows how powerful films can be and how fiction is often far behind where truth actually is – absolutely recommended.


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