Los Angeles, 1999. Officer Dave Brown 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 making less and less sense . . .
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi
Screenplay: Oren Moverman, Original von / by: James Ellroy
Director of Photography: Bobby Bukowski
Film Editor: Jay Rabinowitz
Composer: Dickon Hinchcliffe
Production Designer: David Wasco
Costume Design: Catherine George
Sound: Javier Bennassar
Producer: Ken Kao
Co-Producer: Clark Peterson
Production Company: Lightstream Pictures
World Sales: Sierra/Affinity
Distributor: Ascot Elite Filmverleih GmbH
Director: Oren Moverman