In Rampart, the newest film from Oscar-nominated writer/director Oren Moverman, the problems for LAPD Officer Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) begin when his cop car is smashed by a civilian driver. After Brown exits his vehicle, the civilian decides to take off, leading the officer to chase him, wrestle him to the ground, and beat him with his nightstick. Unfortunately for Brown there was someone walking by with a video camera who caught all of the events on tape.
It's this scene early in the film that has inspired the new "snipe campaign" poster for the movie, which comes with the tagline "I WORK FOR YOU." It's a terrifying image when you think about it, reminiscent of the Rodney King beating back in 1991. Scope out the poster below and click on the image to see it full size.
While the incident with the car crash is a major problem for Brown, it is far from the only one presented over the course of the film. Described by the first poster as "the most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen," Dave Brown is a hateful, racist, mysogynistic asshole who prefers to police the city of Los Angeles using his own set of rules. But when the DA decides to launch an investigation against him it looks like he's being hung out to dry. He is neighbors with his two ex-wives (Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon) - who happen to be sisters - and his oldest daughter (Brie Larson) hates his guts. The film also stars Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, and Ice Cube. The film arrives in theaters on February 10th and you can read more about it and see the first trailer in our Blend Film Database.
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