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.
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 ...
Daryl Gates didn't join the LAPD until September 16th 1949 and didn't become Chief Parker's driver until many years later.
$17,070,347 (USA) (13 January 2013)
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