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Officer Down (2013)

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When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?

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Brian A. Miller (as Brian A Miller)

Writer:

John Chase
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Detective David 'Cal' Callahan
Kaitlyn Black ... Olivia
Johnny Messner ... McCallister
Dominic Purcell ... Royce Walker
Stephen Lang ... Lieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
David Boreanaz ... Detective Les Scanlon
Richard Brooks ... McAlister's Lawyer
Bree Michael Warner ... Brogen
James Woods ... Captain Verona
Brette Taylor ... A.D.A Loughlin
Bea Miller ... Lanie Callahan (as Beatrice Miller)
Elisabeth Röhm ... Alexandra Callahan
Tommy Flanagan ... Father Reddy
Zoran Radanovich ... Sergei Dronov / Ivan Zavalon
Jas Anderson Jas Anderson ... Ellis Dracut
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Storyline

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Detective David 'Cal' Callahan is a family man, married to Alexandra with a teenage daughter, Lanie. Cal has an unscrupulous past, drug and alcohol addicted, and he was reborn when he was shot by a drug dealer and saved by a stranger. When a stranger meets Cal in a bar, he tells Cal that he was the one who saved him and gives the journal of his deceased daughter to Cal. He tells Cal that she committed suicide after she was beaten up and raped by Angel, a regular at the night-club where she danced, owned by the drug dealer Royce Walker. Cal investigates Angel and when he sees the man in his car in front of the school where Lanie studies, he believes that Angel is a pedophile and Cal decides to take action. But he finds that he is a marionette and someone is pulling the strings and watching him dance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Once a bad cop, always a bad cop.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2013 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Acorralado (Officer Down) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$0, 18 January 2013

Gross USA:

$0, 18 January 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff both played lead villains in the Blade franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Callahan orders a bourbon neat, the bartender pours him a shot of Johnny Walker Black Label, which is scotch not bourbon. This happens twice in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Written by Aaron Hendra
Performed by Kamaliya
Courtesy of Tanarm Music Publishing LLC
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Twists and turns abound - pay attention
10 February 2013 | by jennythomas013See all my reviews

A fabulous combo of gritty cop drama and action, with just the right amount of 'who dunnit' (or rather, 'who is it?') thrown in. There is a lot of ambiguity amongst the characters and their intentions, heightened by the use of flashback/dream sequences... which could annoy the less attentive but completely captivate problem-solving film viewers. It made it all the more enjoyable for me - putting all the pieces of the puzzle together.

Superb acting and an original story never short of a twist. I knew little about this film before going in, and I'm thankful as I was fully immersed throughout all the confusion and plot arcs. I think the title was the only thing that didn't do it justice - it is more than just another police-action-drama story.


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