Rampart (2012)

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Rampart Release Date
February 10, 2012
Rampart Synopsis
Nothing fascinates like a dirty cop. In real life they're terrifying, but in the movies their upending of law and order can open deep explorations of psychology, morality and violence.

So meet Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson), Brown is a cop long ago unleashed from the rules of the Los Angeles Police Department. Roving the streets in his black-and-white cruiser, he governs and punishes at will. His home life is a riddle. Somehow he has fathered children with two sisters (Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon). Somehow he still lives casually with them both, slipping in and out of a family life that's as tangled as his long career on the force. His own daughter calls him Date Rape. That's because, years ago, Brown may have killed a rapist and gotten away with it. The shadow of the incident still haunts him, so when his Rampart division gets caught up in a corruption scandal, Brown makes an easy target. As the controversy seeps through the department and into city hall, this hardened, reckless officer finds himself at the centre of a sordid L.A. story.

Following up on his Academy Award nominated The Messenger, writer/director Oren Moverman assembles an impressive team of talent for Rampart. The script is co-written by crime fiction legend James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential). The cast includes Ben Foster (also in The Messenger), Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Ice Cube.

Although based on a real LAPD scandal from the nineties, Rampart easily transcends reportage.
Rampart Credits
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Ice Cube and Brie Larson
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Produced by: Paul Currie, Michael DeFranco, Garrett Kelleher, and Lila Yacoub
Length: 108 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Millennium Entertainment
Release Date:  February 10, 2012
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by Kristy Puchko February 23, 2012 discussion comments
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