R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Alonzo's car is a 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, with some modifications: it has Dayton wire wheels with bullet caps; a Grant steering wheel; Flowmaster exhaust; and hydraulics. Added to this, the car is outfitted with a sunroof, which that era's Monte Carlos never had.
It's not what you know, it's what you can prove. Mark and Paul, you kicked the door down. Jeff's the first one through. Roger hits Jeff twice.
Alonzo: What's the matter, one go through?
Tim: Yeah, you shot him.
Jeff: You fucking shot me, man!
Alonzo: Don't worry about it. ...
The film proposes that gang members are paid to execute Jake, but then do not because of Jake's assistance to the gang leader's niece earlier in the day. The gang members return Jake's weapon and then release him to deal with Alonzo.
However, by taking Jake's weapon, binding him and then preparing to kill him, the gang has committed multiple felonies for which all members could spend years , if not decades, in prison. They could not have released him and simply hoped that he would be grateful as multiple witnesses had seen or been involved in the crime. They would have had to kill him simply to prevent the incident from ever causing future problems.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
English, Russian, Spanish, Korean
$22,550,788 (USA) (7 October 2001)
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