High Midnight (1979)

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Blue-collar worker Tony Giannetti vows to avenge the murder of his wife and child in a drug raid when the police, led by a ruthlessly ambitious narcotics officer named Captain Lou Mikalich,... See full summary »


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4 May 2002 | robeykr
| The End Justifies The Means
Based on a true incident, this story is a drama that is in reality horror. On July 4, 1976, the Denver police narcotics task force, lead by an officer named Captain Lou Mikalich, broke into the home of a family of law-abiding citizens. Under the NO-KNOCK-LAW they break in and attack the family without any warning. They just kick the door in and open fire -- killing a pregnant mother and her 4 year old daughter. In the kitchen, Mikalich tortures her husband and tears the place apart only to find nothing. When they realize what they have done, they set the place on fire and leave. But the man and his 3-year-old son survive.

What follows is a series of attempts by the police officers to cover up what they have done, culminating with Mikalich ordering his men to murder both the man and the boy: "Be sure to use something that can not be traced!"

This film is an indictment of the kind of shocking police misconduct that is still too commonplace even today.

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27 November 1979



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