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
9
| 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 where Janet and Brian are singing in the car during a road trip was unscripted. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick were driving around with the director in the back seat filming different scenes for the movie. At one point between takes, "Hey Ma" by Cam'ron came on the radio and Gyllenhaal and Kendrick started to sing along and the director began to secretly film them. Both Gyllenhaal and Kendrick were completely unaware that the moment had been caught on camera until they watched the movie at a screening.


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 pursuit in the opening of the film, the officers pass by a homeless man on the ground as well as a yellow truck on its side with a potentially hurt passenger trying to exit the vehicle. Police procedure requires an officer to stop and render aid, even in a pursuit. It does not appear any other police unit was following the officers (a second unit could have stopped to render aid), so they would have been required to end the pursuit and help the injured.


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.


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Momma Sed
Written by
Tim Commerford (as T. Commerford), Maynard James Keenan (as M. Keenan), Jonny Polonsky (as J. Polonsky) and Brad Wilk (as B. Wilk)
Performed by Puscifer
Courtesy of Puscifer Entertainment

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Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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