The renegade cop story. There will always be movies about it, and there will always be people racing to see it. Nothing is more gripping than than corruption, and nothing is more corrupt than the idea of a figure that represents the law living in free contradiction to it. Thus, what is more interesting than the renegade cop story? Maybe the misunderstood alien story, but that’s it. Woody Harrelson, a pitifully underappreciated actor, stars in Rampart as 1990s LAPD Officer Dave Brown, who will do anything he can to survive.
The poster grabs right for the throat with your go-to renegade cop profile view: the sunglasses, the grimace, the stubble, the glare…this movie has got intrigue written all over it. In ink. The ink from one of those exploding bank bags that go off when you steal money. Which is a common practice of criminals. And crooked cops. Oh yeah. Intrigue.
Rampart is written and directed by Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and also stars Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Robin Wright, Ned Beatty and Cynthia Nixon. The film opens Jan. 27, 2012.