Woody Harrelson Is An Insanely Corrupt Cop In The First Trailer For Rampart

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-11-18 21:32:44discussion comments
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There's a terrific history of corrupt cops in cinema history. From Nicolas Cage's Terence McDonagh in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans to Denzel Washington's Alonzo Harris in Training Day, to Gary Oldman's Sansfield in Leon, the character type has been around forever and when done right, it can be amazing. Now enter Woody Harrelson's Dave Brown from the new Oren Moverman film Rampart. Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie's poster declares that he is the "most corrupt cop ever seen on screen." But is that true? Check out the trailer for the film, posted by Apple, below and decide for yourself.



In the film, Dave Brown, a notorious bastard who upholds the low in his own special kind of way, is in a lot of trouble. After a car accident, he is caught on tape savagely beating the driver. But while the DA crawling up his ass is far from a good thing and the protestors outside the Rampart division are a nuisance, it's far from the only issues he's dealing with in his life. He lives in close proximity to both of his ex-wives - who happen to be sisters - and two daughters, one of whom already hates him and the other is on her way. Though he never questions himself, Dave Brown's world is falling down around him and little he can actually do about it.

Rampart is Oren Moverman's follow-up to the Oscar nominated The Messenger and features an all-star cast that includes Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Anne Heche and Brie Larson. The film will have it's Oscar qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York starting next week and will be released nationwide in January.
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