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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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Oren Moverman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... David Douglas Brown
Jon Bernthal ... Dan Morone
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Jane
Jon Foster ... Michael Whittaker
Ben Foster ... General Terry
Ruben Garfias ... Pharmacy Security Guard
Deadlee ... Pharmacy Punk
Dominic Flores ... Latino Detective
Matt McTighe ... 30-Year-Old Cop
Cynthia Nixon ... Barbara
Anne Heche ... Catherine
Brie Larson ... Helen
Sammy Boyarsky Sammy Boyarsky ... Margaret
Billy Hough Billy Hough ... Piano Player
Audra McDonald ... 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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Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Brudny glina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,446, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$972,512

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,567,905
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dave (Woody Harrelson), a Vietnam war veteran, quips to homeless war veteran Terry (Ben Foster) that he is not Santa Claus. In their previous collaboration in The Messenger (2009), both Harrelson and Foster play war veterans, where the former quips about Christmas when the two are on casualty notification. See more »

Goofs

When Brown goes down some stairs into the basement night club, the song playing is "Esther's", by Amon Tobin. The movie is set in 1999, while the song is from Tobin's album Foley Room, released in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Dave Brown: [to Kyle Timkins] Bear in mind that I am not a racist. Fact is, I hate all people equally. And if it helps, I've slept with some of your people. You wanna be mad at someone, try J. Edgar Hoover. He was a racist. Or the Founding Fathers, all slave-owners.
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Connections

References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Afoot
Written by Lizzi Bougatsos (as Elizabeth Bougatas), Brian DeGraw, Joshua Deutsch and Tim Dewit (as Timothy Dewit)
Performed by Gang Gang Dance
Courtesy of The Social Registry NY Inc. & Gang Gang Dance
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9 May 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I had no idea what this was based on before I went in to watch it. Everyone (well many) were raving about Woody Harrelsons performance. But the feeling I got from the movie, the vibe it has, does remind one of James Ellroy. Especially if you have read one of his novels (which conveniently enough I just had finished one).

What you have to accept (if you can), is the fact, that this is a very dark miserable, but strangely endearing person. The character Woodys playing does not feel he's doing anything wrong. And you have to admire the honesty (he doesn't pretend, he's a straight shooter). Sometimes you may admire him, sometimes you may hate him. But you cannot say that he is fake.

Having said that, this matter will decide if you like or hate the movie. It's not really an easy movie at all. I wouldn't dare calling the watching experience as pleasant, but it sure was something incredible!


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