6 Best Films About Police Corruption
My favorite movies about Police Corruption are;
Starring; Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tom Berenger and Macy Grey
The Rampart Police department is located a few blocks west of MacArthur Park near downtown Los Angeles, on 6th street, surrounded by slums. In the late 90’s Rampart began an anti-gang unit called CRASH, (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums), that resulted in widespread corruption. Close to 100 officers were implicated in unlawful shootings, beatings, planting and stealing evidence, perjury and the list goes on. People were suspended, some resigned and some were fired. Los Angeles wound up paying 125 million dollars in civil lawsuits as a result of the Rampart Scandal.
Training Day is loosely based on all the police corruption that went on in Rampart nearly 20 years ago.
Also based on the Rampart scandal is Rampart (2011) starring Woody Harrelson. This film fell under the radar and I found it one day on a movie channel. It’s on demand right now if you have DirecTv. A must watch if you have any interest in true crime.
Starring Al Pacino, this is a true crime film about an honest, New York cop that probably did something not many people could do. He blew the whistle on his dishonest co-workers.
Place Beyond The Pines (2013)
Starring; Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta
This film is fiction and one of my favorites. There are several stories in one and so many levels of corruption, you don’t even know where to start.
Starring Kevin Spacey, Russ Crowe and Guy Pearce, and Kim Bassinger
Kim Bassinger is a high priced call girl that looks like Veronica Lake the film is very loosely based on Black Dahlia. If you have never seen it run out and watch it. Or rather, lay in bed and stream it! so good
By the looks of this film, something is not right in Manitowoc, WI.
Of course I binge watched every single episode back to back.