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Bending the Rules (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 9 March 2012 (USA)
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A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.

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Artie Mandelberg

Writer:

Dylan Schaffer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Kennedy ... Theo Gold
Adam Copeland ... Nick Blades (as Adam 'Edge' Copeland)
Jennifer Esposito ... Garcia
Alicia Witt ... Rosalyn Wohl
Kevin Weisman ... Gil
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Happy
Philip Baker Hall ... Herb Gold
Jessica Walter ... Lena Gold
Kirk Bovill ... Meter Man
Elena Lyons ... Kelly Gold
Deneen Tyler ... Defense Lawyer
Danny Gil Danny Gil ... Ed Mackie
Clyde Risley Jones ... Lt. Glass (as Clyde Jones)
Margaret Lawhon Margaret Lawhon ... Judge
Kate Adair Kate Adair ... Jerri
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A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasing the Hawk See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Car was stated as a 1957, and then later called a 1956. See more »

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Going Numb
Written by Justin Michael La Vallee
Performed by Kahlil Feegel
Courtesy of Shotgun Lullabies
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It was what it was.
5 September 2012 | by Niceguy840See all my reviews

If you're looking for something other than a light junk food movie, you probably shouldn't be watching this one.

Im almost tired of critics who critique based on what they think the movie should be, as opposed to what it is. There's nothing in this movie that shouldn't have played out exactly the way it did.

I've heard lots of arguments about how it wasn't quite a drama, but it wasn't quite a comedy. Its not so hard to imagine that when a movie tries to play both parts equally, we end up with a watered down version of each genre. Typically you either have a drama with a few comic scenes, or a comedy with a few dramatic scenes. This film splits it right in half, whether it upsets the viewer or not.

That said, i think that this was well executed. A buddy movie about two characters doing what they do best, despite the scorn of family, associates and management. What is received is an odd couple match up, with their own problems that make them human, as well as a understanding of the idea that they have their hearts in similar places, albeit different circumstances.

If you want cream of the crop, find another flick. Otherwise watch this and enjoy it for whatever it can do. Movies are made for a reason, not always the one a viewer wants. This movie probably hardly makes my top 500. But watching it from an unbiased viewpoint, i enjoyed it, twice, for what it was trying to portray.


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