Box Office: $0.8M
PRINCIPAL CASTWoody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi, Jon Bernthal, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Brie Larson, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Jon Foster, Robert Wisdom, Don Creech, Stella Schnabel, Chuti Tiu
WRITEROren Moverman, James Ellroy
Los Angeles, 1999. Officer Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate.
Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
pervasive language, sexual content and some violence