• Dark Blue (2003)

Dark Blue

Release Date: February 21st, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2003

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992, "Dark Blue" is a thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially charged climate, the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad is assigned a quadruple homicide. As they work the case, detective Eldon (Kurt Russell), tutors SIS rookie Bobby (Scott Speedman) in the realities of police intimidation and corruption.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Lolita Davidovich, Ving Rhames, Dash Mihok, Kurupt

Director: Ron Shelton

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Cosmic Pictures, InterMedia Film Equities Ltd., Alphaville Films

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1990s , Pursuit , Wife , Judge , Los Angeles , Police officer , Husband , Dark , Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Through it all, though, Kurt Russell gives Dark Blue a bleak integrity -- funny word, given the circumstances -- that almost serves as its redemption.

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    Dark Blue is one of those totally happy surprises that moves so quickly and curves so sharply that it leaves this era's hyped critical hits looking like beached whales. show more

  • 12
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The movie heads in a disastrous direction: namely, a police academy ceremony... This lets-wrap-this-thing-up moment sucks the life and the honesty out of an otherwise compelling portrait of tainted lawmen, tainted law. show more

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