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"Brooklyn's Finest" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

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Synopsis

In Brooklyn, New York, the lives of three policemen are far apart in their activities, but destiny will bring them together in a final and deadly clash.

Eddie Dugan (Gere) has one week left before retirement, but he is assigned to take a rookie as his new partner, and trying to just stay alive for that last week, while dealing with a young cop who is anxious to see action, causes him great forboding.

Sal (Hawke) is corrupt, on the take, and dealing drugs. His wife is pregnant, he wants to move into a better house, and breaking the law he has sworn to uphold is the only way out.

Tango (Cheadle) is an undercover policeman, who wonders if the danger to his life is worth the low salary he is being paid, while he watches his targets rake in the cash.

 

 

Specifications

  • Anchor Bay
  • 2010, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 13 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke
  • Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Rating
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  • Violence: Graphic
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Policemen have a high suicide rate and divorce rate. Add to that the fact they take their lives in their hands every day on the job, and you have one hell of a profession.

Technical

The picture quality is superb. Surround sound is modest, but good.

Extras

These include Conflict & Chaos: Life as an Undercover Cop, The Boyz in the Real Hood, From the MTW to the WGA, Three Cops and a Dealer, Director's Commentary, and Deleted Scenes.