Rampart | 2011

Drama, Crime
Widespread corruption in the anti-gang unit of the L.A.P.D.'s Rampart Division in the late 1990s is documented. Over 70 officers were implicated in misconduct including shootings, beatings, framing suspects, stealing or ...more

Cast

... Officer Dave Brown

Actor

... Linda Fentress

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... Joan Confrey

Actor

... Kyle Timkins

Actor

... Hartshorn

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... General Terry

Actor

... Bill Blago

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... Catherine

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... Barbara

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... Helen

Actor

... Hartshorn

Actor

... Margaret

Actor

Company

Production Company

The Third Mind Pictures

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Production Company

Synopsis

Los Angeles, 1999. Officer Dave Brown is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?

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