Street Kings

April 11th, 2008







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Plot
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.9/10 (55,683 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: David Ayer

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie

Storyline
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Writers: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer

Cast:
Keanu Reeves - Detective Tom Ludlow
Forest Whitaker - Captain Jack Wander
Hugh Laurie - Captain James Biggs
Chris Evans - Detective Paul Diskant
Cedric the Entertainer - Scribble (as Cedric 'The Entertainer' Kyles)
Jay Mohr - Sgt. Mike Clady
Terry Crews - Detective Terrence Washington
Naomie Harris - Linda Washington
Common - Coates
Game - Grill (as The Game)
Martha Higareda - Grace Garcia
John Corbett - Detective Dante Demille
Amaury Nolasco - Detective Cosmo Santos
Cle Shaheed Sloan - Fremont (as Cle Sloan)
Noel Gugliemi - Quicks (as Noel G.)

Taglines: Their City. Their Rules. No Prisoners.



Details

Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | Fox Searchlight [United States] |

Release Date: 11 April 2008

Filming Locations: 48th Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,469,631 (USA) (13 April 2008) (2467 Screens)

Gross: $26,415,649 (USA) (13 July 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Early in the film, Capt. Wander (Forest Whitaker) instructs two of his officers to return to the station house, which he refers to as 'the barn,' a possible reference to 'The Shield' in which Whitaker had a starring role prior to this film.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Ludlow shoots the Korean guy who was sitting on a toilet, he falls and we see that he has his pants on and the toilet seat is actually down. Later, when Ludlow plants the weapon on the guard at the desk, we see over his shoulder that the toilet seat is now up.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Boss Kim: Yo dawg.
Tom Ludlow: Konnichiwa.
Boss Kim: What?
Tom Ludlow: Konnichiwa. Konnichiwa. It means what's up. So what the fuck's up?



User Review

The critics must be crazy

Rating: 9/10

Here's another movie the critics dismissed that turned out to be a great movie. I was initially hesitant to go see the movie because of the negative reviews, but went to see Forrest Whittaker, Hugh Laurie and Keanu Reeves. I think most critics can't look at Reeves and not see Bill Preston Esq or Neo. However Keanu Reeves shows range in the movie and heads up the movie wonderfully.

This movie is a fast-paced LA Cop movie. It starts off great and never slows down. Money well spent at the Theater, and I'm the kind of guy who'd walk out of a movie that does not engage me. I would watch it again.









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