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CROWN VIC takes us on one memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must contend with a city about to boil over, as well as Jack VanZandt, an unhinged rogue cop out for payback running wild in their patrol zone. As the night wears on, Mandel finds himself in a desperate race against the clock to find a missing girl as he and Holland prowl the dangerous streets of LA in their police car, protected by only a few thin sheets of metal and glass.Written by
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One night in the life of an experienced cop and his rookie trainee. That pretty much sums up the movie as far as plot, but there is so much more to enjoy here. Thomas Jane is excellent, if a bit hard to understand (I felt a few too many of his lines were mumbled) as a seasoned veteran of the patrol car while Luke Kleintank was outstanding as the rookie. Maybe not the most believable film, it certainly was a full one night on the job, but the performances and dialogue kept me involved. There's suspense, action and loads of gritty realism and if you respect how difficult it must be to be a cop, you'll probably enjoy this. Worth a one time watch.
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