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Dirty (2005)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2005 (Portugal)
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Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

Director:

Chris Fisher

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Alvarez ... Gangster #1
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Officer Armando Sancho
Brittany Daniel ... Tatiana
Keith David ... Captain Spain
Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores ... Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)
Aimee Garcia ... Rita
Cesar Garcia ... Gangster #3
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Officer Rodriguez
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Salim Adel
Kevin Grevioux ... Daddy
Wood Harris ... Brax
Cole Hauser ... Lieutenant
Wyclef Jean ... Baine
Pat Healy ... Ronnie
Tory Kittles ... Wallace
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Storyline

In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Violence Is A Language People Understand

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Prljavi policajci See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,638, 29 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$271,078, 5 March 2006
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Chris Fisher wanted to convey a sense of Los Angeles being a dry, desolate place where people aren't supposed to live, which was a challenge since shooting took place during early 2005, one of the rainiest seasons in Los Angeles history. See more »

Quotes

Captain Spain: A man said, "Someday a real rain is gonna come and wash all the scum off the streets." But it don't rain in the desert.
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Connections

Referenced in Gettin' Dirty (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Chops & Thangs
Written by Otis Jackson Jr.
Performed by The Beat Conductor
Published by Madlib Invazion Music
Courtesy of Stone Throw Records
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Crackin' performance from Clifton Collins Jr., excellent compliment to films like Training day
14 October 2007 | by ThatsGoodInnitSee all my reviews

A really strong performance from Clifton Collins Jr, combined with an excellent bad cop come good cop story from Chris Fisher and Gil Reavill with excellent acting from Cuba and Clifton, really great chemistry between them both, really solid acting made this film a knock-out, a really good compliment to films like training day. I would highly recommend this film if you enjoyed training day like me. Some great camera angles with the action scenes contributed towards some great tension and atmosphere, very enjoyable with some great faces like Wyclef Jean, Cole Hauser, Tory Kittles, Khleo Thomas, and Keith David to top it off. Rent it or buy it now! top marks. I hope cuba Forgets films like snowdogs, and continues with films like this and End Game, easily his best film since boyz n the hood.


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