Plot / Synopsis
Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts to unravel. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
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Rampart Film Trailer Review
This is why I love movies, it let's you know what it is like to be on someone else's shoe. Rampart follows the life of a dirty cop and the consequences of his decisions in life. Although the film is a work of fiction, it does provide a seemingly stellar performance from Woody Harrelson as a dirty cop doing the people's dirty work. It also educates us a little about Rampart scandal, a time in history when widespread corruption was found in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (or CRASH) anti-gang unit of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart Division in the late 1990s.
In a politically incorrect time where sex, drugs, and violence reign, can the world tolerate a dirty cop? I am personally intrigued of how will the film unfold itself. Will there be any kind of redemption or resolution to this seemingly hopeless guy, or the a completely different horrendous outcome. Is he really doing this because of what the situation or his superiors told him to do or is there more to it than that? What makes man a man?
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