End of Watch (2012)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.


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28 August 2012 | mattyp083
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| Amazing dichotomy of emotions
Jake and Michael have the most amazing on-screen chemistry that makes the viewers believe they're truly best friends and police partners. The way the script was written allowed David Ayer to elicit an incredible range of emotion from the viewers. It's hilariously funny during car scenes between Jake and Michael, playing on relatable awkward topics of sex, dating, and other things best friends would joke about, yet incredibly serious, showing just how intense and dangerous police officers' jobs in South Central LA can be. The use of Jake's hand-held camera gives a Paranormal Activity feeling (without the headache) that adds to the "realness" of the film. I highly recommend this film and challenge anyone to not be completely moved by the end of it.

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Trivia

The scene near the end of the movie where Mike and Brian are in pursuit of a silver minivan and then crash into it: the crash was not scripted. Michael Peña, who was driving the patrol car at that moment, actually crashed into the back of the minivan by accident.The director had had the anti-lock brakes removed from the patrol car because they would the cause the camera to shake. Also, the actors didn't know that the road on which they were filming the scene had recently been repaved. So when Michael Peña hit the brakes, the patrol car skidded across the road for about a 150 feet right into the back of the minivan deploying the airbags.


Quotes

Brian Taylor: I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me ...


Goofs

During the opening locker room scene, Officer Taylor states "this is the department issue sidearm; Glock 19." The gun he holds up to the camera, however, is clearly stamped "22" and ".40," indicating that it is not a 9mm Glock 19 but instead a .40S&W Glock 22.


Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the men and women of the law enforcement community who face danger daily on our behalf. It is especially dedicated to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This is for all that fight evil so we may not know it. God bless you all.


Soundtracks

Alma Enamorada
Written by
Rafael Elizondo
Performed by Chalino Sanchez
Courtesy of Discos Musart/Balboa Records

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Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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