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Dirty (2005)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2005 (Portugal)
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Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

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Chris Fisher

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Alvarez ... Gangster #1
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Officer Armando Sancho
Brittany Daniel ... Tatiana
Keith David ... Captain Spain
Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores Roberto 'Lil Rob' Flores ... Gangster #4 (as Robert Flores)
Aimee Garcia ... Rita
Cesar Garcia ... Gangster #3
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Officer Rodriguez
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Salim Adel
Kevin Grevioux ... Daddy
Wood Harris ... Brax
Cole Hauser ... Lieutenant
Wyclef Jean ... Baine
Pat Healy ... Ronnie
Tory Kittles ... Wallace
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In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The game that the drug-dealing white "jokers", that according to Baine doesn't fit the profile, is playing when Sancho and Adel busts through the door is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), a game in which actor Clifton Collins Jr. (Sancho) does one of the main characters voices. See more »

Quotes

Officer Salim Adel: We da only gang that's left, so wise up nigga.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies and Thugs
Written by D. Blake and Wyclef Jean
Performed by Wyclef and DJ Quik
Courtesy of Mad Science Recordings
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Saw the premiere last night
10 November 2005 | by burtandivySee all my reviews

Some great performances and a good story. The score was really cool, setting the mood throughout the movie and I thought Gooding did a convincing turn as a cop. Inevitably this will be compared to Denzel Washington's performance in Training Day. And although the budget for this film was probably a quarter of Trainign Day's, I think this film is superior. Why? The last 15 minutes in Training Day were a mess and tainted the movie. Here, the performances are on par and there's no ridiculous John Woo-type chase/action scene to end on. Clifton Collins is great and Gooding reminds us what an actor he can be if his agent gives him a halfway-decent script to work with. I recommend.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,521, 22 January 2006

Gross USA:

$274,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,245
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