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Gangster Squad (9-Jan-2013)

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writer: Will Beall

Based on a book: Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman

Keywords: Crime, Organized Crime

A band of police detectives known as the Gangster Squad do battle against the forces of organized crime in late-1940s Los Angeles.

ABSTRACT
In a tale very loosely based on the exploits of a late-1940s gang of Los Angeles Police Department detectives united against organized crime, Gangster Squad chronicles the trials and tribulations of failed boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen's rise to the top of Los Angeles's criminal underworld and the Squad's associated attempts to prevent his empire from extending its reach across the United States. The side-story of Squad sergeant Jerry Wooters's courtship of Cohen's "etiquette teacher" and sometimes-lover, Grace Faraday, serves to add a cliched romantic element to a flick that, though action-packed and certain to fire up teenaged males, ultimately does nothing more than contribute to an underwhelming effort in a largely played-out neo-noir genre.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Josh Brolin
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12-Feb-1968   No Country for Old Men
Mireille Enos
Actor
22-Sep-1975   Sarah Linden on The Killing
Troy Garity
Actor
7-Jul-1973   Bandits and Barbershop
Ryan Gosling
Actor
12-Nov-1980   Murder by Numbers
Anthony Mackie
Actor
23-Sep-1979   The Manchurian Candidate
Jack McGee
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me
Nick Nolte
Actor
8-Feb-1941   48 Hours
Robert Patrick
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5-Nov-1958   Mimetic polyalloy in Terminator 2
Michael Peña
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13-Jan-1976   Crash
Sean Penn
Actor
17-Aug-1960   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Jon Polito
Actor
29-Dec-1950   Johnny Caspar in Miller's Crossing
Giovanni Ribisi
Actor
17-Dec-1974   Sky Captain's Dex Dearborn
Emma Stone
Actor
6-Nov-1988   Superbad

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