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Brooklyn's Finest trailer

Dec. 3, 2009by: Dave Davis

For screenwriter Michael C. Martin's first produced script BROOKLYN'S FINEST, he got quite the casting jackpot. The intertwining tale of Brooklyn cops lured in Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes (!!), not to mention more familiar faces like Will Patton, Ellen Barkin, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio and that guy who's on "FlashForward."

The movie comes from Antoine Fuqua, who seems to be evading Director Jail since TRAINING DAY (despite KING ARTHUR and SHOOTER). Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

SYNOPSIS: Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Golden Globe®-winner Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke) has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence “Tango” Butler (Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man faces daily tests of judgment and honor in one of the world’s most difficult jobs. When NYPD’s Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, all three officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn’s gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals. During seven fateful days, Eddie, Sal and Tango find themselves hurtling inextricably toward the same fatal crime scene and a shattering collision with destiny. The film captures the volatile and deadly world of one of New York’s most dangerous precincts through the eyes of the men and women pledged to protect and serve, as they face the wrenching choices that make them Brooklyn’s Finest.

Extra Tidbit: Martin was a New York transit worker when his script was "discovered"... or so goes the Hollywood fairy tale.
Source: Apple

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11:31PM on 12/03/2009
I love the cast, but I dont really like Fuqua. Im glad he didnt end up making American Gangster. Training Day was an alright film, thanks to Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Seems like this one will be saved by the acting, once again, if the script doesnt deliver. Im not sure yet. But Im positive.
I love the cast, but I dont really like Fuqua. Im glad he didnt end up making American Gangster. Training Day was an alright film, thanks to Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Seems like this one will be saved by the acting, once again, if the script doesnt deliver. Im not sure yet. But Im positive.
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1:36AM on 12/04/2009
I actually think this looks really good. The cast is amazing and I really like Fuqua so I'm looking forward to this.
I actually think this looks really good. The cast is amazing and I really like Fuqua so I'm looking forward to this.
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1:37AM on 12/04/2009

Fuqua..

He's become one of THE ensemble flick directors, I think. Almost all of his movies have that strong background guy (Mads Mikkelson in KING ARTHUR, "Kelly" from TEARS OF THE SUN). I trust him to pull off multiple big names in one movie and make it cohesive. Great trailer!
He's become one of THE ensemble flick directors, I think. Almost all of his movies have that strong background guy (Mads Mikkelson in KING ARTHUR, "Kelly" from TEARS OF THE SUN). I trust him to pull off multiple big names in one movie and make it cohesive. Great trailer!
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4:57AM on 12/04/2009
Yea you know its a good film when its released by Overture & Millenium films. Looks like another RIGHTEOUS KILL. Who owns Millenium, they attract big names but the films are horrendous. Its like the Shelley Winters of a Hollywood studio.
Yea you know its a good film when its released by Overture & Millenium films. Looks like another RIGHTEOUS KILL. Who owns Millenium, they attract big names but the films are horrendous. Its like the Shelley Winters of a Hollywood studio.
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7:33AM on 12/04/2009

Looks good

I'm on board
I'm on board
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9:01AM on 12/05/2009
Oh man, so can't wait... Love Fuqua (though Shooter wasn't that good). Training Day is one of the all time favorites (it's basically a perfect film). Just love gangster/crime/cop drama stuff.
The trailer itself was pretty bad unfortunately, but who cares. There's just nothing more I'm looking forward to than good crime/cop stuff. Can't wait.

"Looks like another RIGHTEOUS KILL. "
Not really. Righteous Kill was one of the worst movies I've seen in years though, true.
Oh man, so can't wait... Love Fuqua (though Shooter wasn't that good). Training Day is one of the all time favorites (it's basically a perfect film). Just love gangster/crime/cop drama stuff.
The trailer itself was pretty bad unfortunately, but who cares. There's just nothing more I'm looking forward to than good crime/cop stuff. Can't wait.

"Looks like another RIGHTEOUS KILL. "
Not really. Righteous Kill was one of the worst movies I've seen in years though, true.
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10:17AM on 12/07/2009
I love my cop movies and glad to see they're still getting made like this. Sure people say the genre has run beyond its course but sometimes you just need a cop flick like this one - great cast, good trailer, I'm down.

Looks like Gere is doing an older version of Keanu Reeves' Tom Ludlow from Street Kings, which is a definite plus.
I love my cop movies and glad to see they're still getting made like this. Sure people say the genre has run beyond its course but sometimes you just need a cop flick like this one - great cast, good trailer, I'm down.

Looks like Gere is doing an older version of Keanu Reeves' Tom Ludlow from Street Kings, which is a definite plus.
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