Officer Down is an upcoming crime movie about a dirty cop named Detective Callahan (played by Stephen Dorff) a year after he was shot in a drug bust that went wrong. He was saved by a stranger and this event gave Callahan a second chance in life. The stranger however comes back to seek revenge against some men who assaulted a young woman at a club. Callahan must now find the attacker and make an effort to hide how his past played a part in these types of crimes. Can he really leave the past behind or will it ruin the second chance he have? Officer Down also stars Walton Goggins, Tommy Flanagan, David Boreanaz, Dominic Purcell and is directed by Brian A. Miller. Check out an early review on this film below:
“Early Movie Review for Officer Down
A crunching and contrived cop thriller – apparently based on a true story – Officer Down is solidly made though never feels original or terribly exciting. Stephen Dorff makes for a suitably stubbly lead, playing a former drunk cop who is trying to keep on the straight-and-narrow but who finds himself drawn into a complex murder inquiry when his past indiscretions start coming to light.
The film, which had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival, heads straight to home entertainment in the US in early January. But its strong and familiar supporting cast – James Woods, Dominic Purcell, David Boreanaz, Stephen Lang, Walton Goggins etc – may help make the film interesting to fans of US television crime series, and should ensure a strong life on DVD, which seems the film’s most likely course in most other territories.
The film opens impressively with Bridgeport detective David ‘Cal’ Callahan (Dorff) in the hands of a rapist who has attacked a series of women. Cal manages to fight his way out of the situation and shoot the man, but this simply acts as a entrance point into his troubled relationship with the rest of his department – his direct boss Jake LaRussa (Lang) supports him but his Captain (Woods) has no time for him – and how he is trying to pull his life together after a period on the booze and drugs.
When he is approached by a man who claims he saved Cal’s life after a shooting some months earlier, he finds himself drawn into a complex murder inquiry linked to the strip club he used to hang out at run by mobster Royce Walker (Purcell) and inquiries about a man nicknamed ‘The Angel’ (Goggins) who may be preying on the dancers.
As Cal dips back into the sauce, his desire to protect the young women (linked to his need to protect his own teenage daughter, played by Beatrice Miller) comes to the fore, and as he is manipulated into taking violent action he gradually comes to realise the truth of who is behind the killings and is determined to take brutal action himself.”
The rest of the review can be read at Screendaily.com
Officer Down is scheduled to be released in cinemas on January 18th 2013.
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