Street Kings

Street Kings

Director: David Ayer Cast: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie

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In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the streets safe receives a startling wake-up call that leaves him convinced he can no longer employ the tactics that made him so effective in his work. LAPD veteran Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) has borne personal witness to the worst that the streets have to offer, and when his partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews), is killed the violence strikes a bit too close to home. Now Ludlow is on a mission to bring his partner's killer to justice, though Captain Walker (Forest Whitaker) is concerned that the hotheaded detective is taking the case too personally. Now, as Captain Walker attempts to convince Ludlow to work within the confines of the law, Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie) begins following the vengeful lawman's every move. In order to accomplish his mission, Ludlow recruits fresh-faced Robbery Homicide Detective Diskant (Chris Evans) to trace Washington's killers through the winding streets of Los Angeles. Later, when Ludlow and Diskant come face to face with the remorseless cop killers, they must chose between upholding the law and seeking bitter vengeance.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2008
UPC: 0024543526094
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Fox Searchlight
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 21,429

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director David Ayer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Det. Tom Ludlow
Forest Whitaker Capt. Jack Wander
Hugh Laurie Capt. James Biggs
Chris Evans Det. Paul Diskant
Cedric the Entertainer Scribble
Jay Mohr Sgt. Mike Clady
Terry Crews Det. Terrence Washington
Naomie Harris Linda Washington
Common Coates
Game Grill
Martha Higareda Grace Garcia
John Corbett Det. Dante Demille
Amaury Nolasco Det. Cosmo Santos

Technical Credits
David Ayer Director
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Lori Dovi Sound/Sound Designer
James Ellroy Original Story,Screenwriter
Jeffrey Ford Editor
Lucas Foster Producer
Alec Hammond Production Designer
Al Hobbs Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
John Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Season Kent Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexandra Milchan Producer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Jamie Moss Screenwriter
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Erwin Stoff Producer
Julian Wall Associate Producer
Michele Weisler Executive Producer
Claudia Wick Costumes/Costume Designer
Kurt Wimmer Screenwriter
Bob Yari Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Street Kings
1. Main Title/One Bad Day [3:17]
2. Blown Away [6:10]
3. LA's Deadliest White Boy [4:02]
4. A Cop Who Burns Cops [3:29]
5. Gates of Hell [2:26]
6. Gangbangers [3:22]
7. Top of the Spear [4:00]
8. Bad Breeds Bad [3:47]
9. Got a Complaint [3:54]
10. Two-Way Street [2:07]
11. Serious Overkill [3:39]
12. Kicked Loose [2:11]
13. Turn the Page [2:57]
14. Brown Sugar [4:09]
15. Not Quick Enough [3:13]
16. Third Strike [2:17]
17. Pariah [3:25]
18. A Rung in the Ladder [3:30]
19. Framed [2:17]
20. Not in My Name [4:17]
21. Gunfighters [4:20]
22. Who the Hell Are You? [2:39]
23. Giving Up the Big Dog [6:06]
24. Burying Himself [4:02]
25. King's X [3:17]
26. Correcting a Flaw [2:35]
27. No Other Outcome [2:17]
28. End Titles [5:57]

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Street Kings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I have to admit, I didn't quite see the twist in this ahead of time, although I ought to have. I will not reveal any spoilers, but overall this movie was pretty good, though a couple of parts were a little sad and kinda shocking. Overall, this was a decently good watch. Check it out.
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Despite the fact that we are seeing a plethora of 'bad cop' movies, it is hard not to like STREET KINGS by the premiere writer of this genre, James Ellroy. This film is not unique in subject matter, but the pace of the action, the keen directing by David Ayer, and the cast of important and popular actors makes this film well worth watching. Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a damaged person after his wife's 'unsavory death' and he is the take-no-prisoners type of cop who goes after the tough gangsters and offs them rather than arresting them. His boss is Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker) whose unit is filled with corrupt cops (Jay Mohr, John Corbett, Amaury Nolasco, Chris Evans etc). There is brutal activity surrounding a personal feud between Ludlow and Washington (Terry Crews) and during a convenience store holdup, Washington is killed in Ludlow's presence. Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie) is out to pin the incident on Ludlow, but what happens as the death of Washington is investigated throws light on the depth of corruption within the police force. The manner in which each of the corrupt cops is taken out serves as the rapid-fire conclusion of the film. This is a dark film and were it not of Ellroy's storytelling gifts it could seem banal. But Reeves and Whitaker give excellent performances and draw the audience into this putrid vat of cop corruption despite the urge not to watch the deeds. A good action, heavily noir film. Grady Harp