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Freelancers (2012)

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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
50 Cent ... Malo (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Forest Whitaker ... LaRue
Robert De Niro ... Joe Sarcone
Malcolm Goodwin ... A.D.
Ryan O'Nan ... Lucas
Anabelle Acosta ... Cyn
Beau Garrett ... Joey
Michael McGrady ... Robert Jude
Matt Gerald ... Billy Morrison
Robert Wisdom ... Terrence Burke
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Gabriel Baez
Roger Edwards ... Ricky
LaJessie Smith ... Young Malo (as La'Jessie Janoard Smith)
Dominique DuVernay Dominique DuVernay ... Latin Girl
Cassie Shea Watson ... Karlin
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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Un crimen inesperado See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Robert De Niro and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appeared in Righteous Kill (2008) and Last Vegas (2013). See more »

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[first lines]
Bailif: The Queens Borough Court is now in session.
Judge: Jonus Maldonado, Lucas Ryan, A.D. Valvern. You're charged with criminal possession of narcotics. How do your defendants plead?
Lawyer: Due to mitigating circumstances, not guilty, your Honor. The defendants have no priors. We request bail.
Judge: Bail denied.
[gavel bang]
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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Performed by P2TheLA
Written by C. Grand
Produced by: PwTheLA
Published by Play 2 Fly (ASCAP)
(c) 2011 Amerikan Money
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Messy Story
23 April 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, three smalltime hoodlums are arrested and years later they become NYPD officers. When they are celebrating in a bar, Captain Joe Sarcone (Robert De Niro) summons Jonas "Malo" Maldonado (50 Cent) to sit at his table. Sarcose was the partner of Malo's deceased father and he invites Malo to join his team of corrupt cops. The rookie Malo teams up with the dirty Dennis LaRue (Forest Whitaker) and he begins his career of crime in the police department. But when his former trainer Lydia Vecchio (Dana Delany), whose husband worked at the Internal Affairs when he was murdered, shows evidences of his father's death to him, Malo returns to the side of the law to seek revenge against those that killed his father.

"Freelancers" is a movie with a messy story about corrupt NYPD officers. The lead character is a hoodlum that becomes a dirty cop, but comes back to the side of the law to revenge the death of his father and ends invited to join the Internal Affairs. Lydia has conclusive evidences against Sarcose and his gang, but they are not enough to arrest the dirty cop that is not under surveillance. The great cast is lost in a poor screenplay and a weak direction. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Assassinos de Aluguel" ("Hired Killers")


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