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Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)

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Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.

Director:

Chris Fisher

Writers:

Eddie Gonzalez (as Ed Gonzalez), Jeremy Haft
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Marty Kingston
Shawn Hatosy ... Detective Dan Sullivan
Scott Norman ... Sal Quintana
Clifton Powell ... Det. Tyrone Fowler
Kevin Chapman ... Detective Jimmy Rogan
Inbar Lavi ... Leilah Sullivan
Charlotte Ross ... Beth Kingston
Stephanie Cotton ... Sonyia Rogan
Linda Boston ... Captain Walker
Corey Emanuel Wilson Corey Emanuel Wilson ... Bones
Jack Moore Jack Moore ... Sergeant Harrison Clark
Tiren Jhames Tiren Jhames ... Lloyd Shunt
Tim Holmes ... Mikey
Joe Tinpan Joe Tinpan ... Omid
Sidi Henderson ... Chief Lab Tech
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Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au bout de la nuit 2 See more »

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Silver Nitrate See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Clifton Powell is the only actor to appear in the original Street Kings (2008) as well as this direct-to-DVD sequel. He plays a different character in both films. See more »

Goofs

Upon seeing Marty's revolver, Jimmy says that Jesse James had one of those at the OK Corral. Jesse James wasn't at the OK Corral. At least not famously. See more »

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Follows Street Kings (2008) See more »

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Plodding, by the numbers sequel
17 November 2011 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Following the killing of his partner outside a nightclub and a spate of recent cop killings, Detective Marty Kingston (Ray Liotta) takes it upon himself to find and bring down who is responsible. But he is taken aback at being saddled with cocky rookie cop Detective Jimmy Rogan (Kevin Chapman) whose dedication and commitment to tracking down the guilty party matches his...and sets in chain a motion of events that will expose a terrifying case of police corruption.

So we have Ray Liotta in a straight to DVD sequel to a film originally starring Keanu Reeves that went to theatres??? Something's not quite right when an actor of Liotta's quality accepts roles in straight to DVD films that were originally occupied by an actor the, well, quality of Reeves in films that went to theatres. Anyway, so we have Liotta in the lead role, showing his age a little now, with more than the odd grey hair, a significant weight gain and a performance that just doesn't have the manic intensity that's always been his speciality (which may explain why he's appearing in straight to DVD sequels these days.)

Being a sequel to a film that only managed to be of average quality in itself, it's unfair to expect too much of this lesser profile offering, which, to be fair, has a fairly engaging detective story to it. If only it didn't feel quite so by the numbers and hazy, not quite as intelligent as it thinks it is and gradually more formulaic as it goes on. Oh well, at least it's short. **


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