The pace is brisk, and the filmmakers have done of a fine job in all production aspects. There is plenty of upper female nudity that takes up many scenes. And, there are three very graphic sex scenes. Richard Gere plays Eddie, a uniformed policeman seven days away from early retirement from a career marked by mediocrity and an unwillingness to really help others. Tango played by Don Cheadle is in deep undercover as a drug lord who is pushed into betraying a criminal with whom he has struck up a friendship. Detective Sal played by Ethan Hawke is a family man who must get money to help his wife and family and resorts to murder and stealing money from raids in order to do so. These three stories ultimately lead to one night when each of their lives takes a turning point. Though the stories never cross, they are all united as Brooklyn policemen.
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The film was released on January 16, The film takes place within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of Brooklyn and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects in the NYPD 's fictional 65th precinct. The action revolves around three policemen whose relationships to their jobs are drastically different. Bobby "Carlo" Powers and Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida are having a conversation in a car when Sal unexpectedly shoots Carlo, grabs a bag of money from Carlo's lap, and flees. He later confesses the murder to a priest, asking for help with his dire situation: his wife is pregnant with twins, and they live in a house that is too small for their four existing children; it also has mold that jeopardizes his family's health. Desperate to move, Sal has arranged to purchase a larger home through a woman who owes him a favor. The down payment is due the following Tuesday, and Sal is still short. Sal is a highly skilled and accomplished narcotics detective, but has begun to pocket drug money from raids. Officer Edward "Eddie" Dugan is a week from retirement after 22 years of unremarkable service to the force.
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