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Blu-ray Review – Dark Blue (2002)

Dark Blue, 2002.

Directed by Ron Shelton.

Starring Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson, Jonathan Banks, Kurupt, Dash Mihok, Khandi Alexander, Lolita Davidovich, and Marin Hinkle.

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of the Rodney King incident in 1991 Los Angeles, a corrupt cop begins to question his methods as L.A. begins to riot.

Set during the early ‘90s, a period when social and racial tensions in Los Angeles were running high what with gang culture, drive-by shootings and distrust in the police filling news headlines, Dark Blue tells the fictional story of corrupt cop Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell – The Thing/Escape From New York) and his eventual redemption after he realises that his way of doing things to get results is not the right way.

Cleverly using the real-life incident of black man Rodney King being beaten by four white cops and their eventual acquittal which triggered the L.

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