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Rampart (2011)

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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Dan Morone
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Michael Whittaker
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General Terry
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Pharmacy Security Guard
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Pharmacy Punk
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Latino Detective
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30-Year-Old Cop
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Sammy Boyarsky ...
Margaret
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Piano Player
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Sarah
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Storyline

Dave Brown is a Los Angeles police officer who works out of the Rampart Division. Dave is misogynistic, racist, brutally violent, egotistical and a womanizer, although he defends himself against many of these accusations as he says that his hate is equal opportunity. However unlawful, he uses intimidation and brutal force to defend his ideals. The most notorious of his actions is purportedly murdering a suspected serial date rapist, which is why he has been given the nickname "Date Rape Dave". He lives with two of his ex-wives - sisters Barbara and Catherine - in an effort to keep family together, namely his two daughters, Helen and Margaret, who each have a different sister as their mother. Dave still maintains a sexual relationship with both sisters - whenever the mood suits any of them - while he openly has other sexual relationships. His life is put under a microscope after he is caught on video brutally beating a person with who he got into an automobile crash. This situation is ... Written by Huggo

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The most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Brudny glina  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,446, 12 February 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$969,239, 6 May 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Brie Larson; and three Oscar nominees: Sigourney Weaver, Woody Harrelson and Ned Beatty. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the screen is black and a graphic states "Los Angeles 1999" As the film fades into a wide shot overview of the hamburger stand, a 2005 Cadillac CTS drives through the intersection. See more »

Quotes

Dave Brown: You wanna cuddle later?
Barbara: I have a boyfriend.
Dave Brown: Cheat on him!
Barbara: Like you cheat on your taxes?
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Vow (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

El Mago Cardona
Written and Performed by Xocoyotzin Herrera
Courtesy of LMS Records
Under License from Latin Music Specialists
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Pointless and Messy
28 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

In 1999, in Los Angeles, the brutal, racist and womanizer Police Officer David "Dave" Douglas Brown (Woody Harrelson) works at the Rampart Division. He lives with his dysfunctional family composed by the ex- wives Catherine (Anne Heche) and Barbara (Cynthia Nixon) and his two daughters Margaret (Sammy Boyarsky) and Helen (Brie Larson) in the same house. Dave frequently goes to single bars to have one night stand with lonely women. He was accused in the past of executing a rapist but was considered not-guilty. When his police car is crashed by a Mexican driver, the man runs and Dave brutally beats him but is filmed on video. Now the Rampart Division is being prosecuted while the Internal Affairs is investigating Dave. He spends his savings with the lawyers and needs to raise money. What will Dave do?

"Rampart" is a pointless and messy film with a senseless story that goes no where. What is the intention of the director and writer is the great question about this terrible movie. The cynical character performed by Woody Harrelsonoes not seem to feel bad with his behavior; but when her confesses his misconduct in a tape to the Internal Affairs agent the viewer realizes that he is aware of everything he did wrong. There are several inconclusive subplots along the story and the viewer gets lost about where the story goes. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Um Tira Acima da Lei" ("A Cop above the Law")


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