R | | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
11 January 2013 | LindseyThePirate
9 | Captivating and intense, but lacks some substance for those who can't "let it go and watch the movie"
This movie has everything you could ask for, in an action-packed emotional thrill ride, provided that you are able to ...
Ryan Gosling's exchange with Emma Stone early in the film regarding the playing of "post office" is lifted word-for-word from The Three Stooges short Three Little Pigskins (1934) in a scene with Curly Howard and Phyllis Crane. The short also starred a young platinum blonde named Lucille Ball.
Sgt. John O'Mara:
Every man carries a badge. Some symbol of his allegiance. His were the scars of a boxer who'd used his fists to climb the social ladder of the mob. A Jew who'd gained the respect of wops through a homicidal lust. He'd sworn an oath of violence. And ...
When O'Mara and Wooters are sitting on the porch, the bullet holes that surround the window frame have charred edges. That would have happened if the shots were fired point blank, but in the event they were fired from a substantial distance away, so there should have been no charring of the wood.
$17,070,347 (USA) (13 January 2013)
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