"Rampart" (2012) is a movie starring Woody Harrelson.

Nothing fascinates like a dirty cop. In real life they're terrifying, but in the movies their upending of law and order can open deep explorations of psychology, morality and violence. So meet Dave Brown (Harrelson), Brown is a cop long ago unleashed from the rules of the Los Angeles Police Department. Roving the streets in his black-and-white cruiser, he governs and punishes at will. His home life is a riddle. Somehow he has fathered children with two sisters (Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon). Somehow he still lives casually with them both, slipping in and out of a family life that's as tangled as his long career on the force. His own daughter calls him Date Rape. That's because, years ago, Brown may have killed a rapist and gotten away with it. The shadow of the incident still haunts him, so when his Rampart division gets caught up in a corruption scandal, Brown makes an easy target. As the controversy seeps through the department and into city hall, this hardened, reckless officer finds himself at the center of a sordid L.A. story. Although based on a real LAPD scandal from the nineties, Rampart easily transcends reportage.

The cast also includes Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Ice Cube.

"Rampart" (2012) is a Lightstream Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment presentation in association with the Third Mind Pictures. The movie is directed by Oren Moverman, who received an Academy Award nomination for "The Messenger," from a screenplay by himself and crime fiction legend James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential"). Producers are Lawrence Inglee, Clark Peterson, Ben Foster and Ken Kao. Executive producers are Michael DeFranco, Lila Yacoub, Mark Gordon, Paul Currie and Garrett Kelleher. Co-producers are Luca Borghese and Ross Ioppolo.


Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Distributor: Millennium Entertainment
Production Companies:
Lightstream Pictures
Waypoint Entertainment
Third Mind Pictures

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