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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ben Foster
Woody Harrelson
Ice Cube
Sigourney Weaver
Anne Heche
Robin Wright
Steve Buscemi
Cynthia Nixon
Directors
Oren Moverman
Screenwriters
James Ellroy
Oren Moverman
Running Time
108 minutes

Rampart
Putting the 'beat' into beat cop since 1999


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Plot
'Date Rape' Dave Brown (Harrelson) is an old-school cop in the corruption-riven Rampart Division of Los Angeles of 1999. After his car is rammed, he's caught on video assaulting the culprit, but refuses to be forced into retirement. The legal fight costs him, though, and to try and clear himself, Dave must first sink deeper...


Verdict
A familiar story oddly presented, but with a powerful central performance from Woody Harrelson.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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