Dark Blue

Dark Blue

Director: Ron Shelton Cast: Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Speedman

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Overview

A cop's personal code of justice begins to change after a number of incidents lead his city to a tragic wave of violence in this police drama. Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) is a veteran cop with the LAPD's Special Investigations unit, a man who isn't above bending the law if it means putting people behind bars who deserve the treatment. As Los Angeles waits on the verdict in the Rodney King police beating trial, Perry is presenting testimony to Assistant Chief of Police Arthur Holland (Ving Rhames), who is well aware of the corruption in the SIS unit and wants to stop it. Perry, however, twists some facts as he speaks in the defense of his new partner, Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman), who is being investigated for inappropriate use of deadly force. For lack of honest testimony, Keough is let off the hook, and soon he and Perry have a new case to investigate -- a robbery at a liquor store than turned into a quadruple homicide. Perry and Keough quickly track down two likely suspects, Orchard (Kurupt) and Sidwell (Dash Mihok), but Perry is surprised when the head of SIS, Van Meter (Brendan Gleeson), tells him to let Orchard and Sidwell go, and instead points the finger at two ex-cons who should be taken off the street, even though they're innocent of this crime. Perry follows Van Meter's orders, despite Keough's misgivings, but in the wake of the L.A. riots, Perry has a change of heart, and decides to start working with Holland against Van Meter's corrupt methods. In the midst of it all, Perry is trying to hold together his troubled marriage to Sally (Lolita Davidovich), while Keough finds himself romancing a fellow officer, Beth (Michael Michele). Dark Blue was adapted from an original screenplay by noted crime novelist James Ellroy; originally set against the backdrop of the 1965 Watts riots, the story was later updated to 1992.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2015
UPC: 0887090110303
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 39,277

Special Features

Code blue: behind the scenes; By the book: production design

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Eldon Perry
Brendan Gleeson Jack Van Meter
Scott Speedman Bobby Keough
Michael Michele Beth Williamson
Ving Rhames Assistant Chief of Police Arthur Holland
Lolita Davidovich Sally Perry
Dash Mihok Gary Sidwell
Kurupt Darryl Orchard
Master P Maniac
Khandi Alexander Janelle Holland

Technical Credits
Ron Shelton Director
David Ayer Screenwriter
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
David Blocker Producer
Moritz Borman Executive Producer
Lance Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Caldecot "Cotty" Chubb Producer
Sean Daniel Producer
Guy East Executive Producer
Robert Eber Sound/Sound Designer

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Dark Blue 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kurt Russell deserved consideration for an Oscar with this performance. He's a life-long corrupt cop who eventually starts to see the error of his ways and attempts to set things straight. His speech at the end of the movie about his father's and his own corruption was very emotional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the movie, but I could not help but flash back to the gauntlet scene from ''Escape from N.Y.'' and compare it to the similar scene from ''Dark Blue''.