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Brooklyn's Finest is a 2010 American crime film starring Richard GereDon CheadleEthan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes. It is directed byAntoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin, a one-time subway flagger from East New York.[2] It was the first film to sell at the 2009Sundance Film Festival, for a sales price of "under 5 million dollars."[3] The film was released in North America on March 5, 2010.

The film takes place within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of Brooklyn and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects in theNYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three policemen struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.
The opening scene shows two men sitting in a parked car having a conversation, the man in the drivers seat, Carlo (Vincent D'Onofrio) is then shot unexpectedly in the face by the passenger (revealed to be Sal) who then robs Carlo and runs off.
Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida (Ethan Hawke), desperate for money to feed and house his rapidly growing family, has started pocketing the money left on the table during drug raids. Deeply religious, he finds that he's in the bad place of trying to reconcile his misdeeds with his needs. The mold in the walls of his home is making his wife (Lili Taylor) ill and endangering the life of his unborn twins. And the down payment on his coveted new, bigger house is past due.
Officer Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is a week from retirement after twenty-two years of less-than-exemplary service to the force when he's assigned to oversee rookies in the tough neighborhoods. His life in shambles, Eddie is barely hanging on, swilling whiskey in the morning to get out of bed. His only friend is the prostitute he frequents.
Detective Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) is an undercover cop working the drug beat. But he tires of the kind of attention that a black man in a black car attracts, and he's been begging for a promotion and a desk job for years. He's finally offered a way out and it means betraying a close friend Caz, a known criminal (Wesley Snipes) recently released from federal prison.
Federal Agent Smith (Ellen Barkin) instructs Tango to set-up the drug deal that will assure Caz's arrest and return to federal prison. Eddie's first rookie assignment (Logan Marshall-Green) gets himself killed on his second day on the force when he requests to be assigned to work with another officer. Sal's wife goes into the hospital after an asthma attack brought on by the mold in their home. Eddie's second rookie assignment (Jesse Williams) accidentally shoots near a petty drug-dealer leaving the young man deaf and the NYPD facing a public relations nightmare.
When Tango goes to warn Caz to abort their upcoming drug deal, they are ambushed and Caz is shot dead on the street, under orders from Red (Michael K. Williams), a gangster Caz had humiliated earlier in a rooftop incident. Eddie turns in his badge and visits his regular hooker, Chantal (Shannon Kane), who does not want to change her life by moving with him to Connecticut. After Agent Smith remarks that Caz's death is better than his arrest, Tango lunges at her, but is restrained by fellow agents. Tango determines to avenge Caz's death now that he knows Red ordered the hit.
That night within the Van Dyke housing projects, Eddie, Tango, and Sal converge for very different reasons. After leaving his friend and partner, Detective Ronny Rosario (Brían F. O'Byrne), Sal, alone, raids the apartment of a drug informant. After killing many of the informant's entourage and finding their stockpile of cash, Sal is shot from behind and killed by the lone remaining gangster. Meanwhile, Eddie, overcoming the urge to commit suicide, rescues a missing person (Sarah Thompson) from a basement operated sex-slave dungeon. Tango gets his vengeance from Red, but then is mistaken for a gangster and is shot dead in the street by Rosario. Only after shooting and killing Tango does Rosario realize he's shot another law officer. Rosario, still determined to stop Sal, is forced to continue his search for him, yet is further devastated when he finds the body of Sal within the building.
The closing scene shows Eddie having rescued the missing person, and an assortment of other women, and in the process having redeemed himself from the reputation he earned within the precinct of being a failure as an officer. 
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CastDon Cheadle, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere
DirectorAntoine Fuqua
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  March 05, 2010
MPAA Rating:  R
Runtime:  2hrs 5min
Studio:  Overture Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment
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review by . July 21, 2010
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A Flawed Yet Commanding And Convincing Police Drama..
For me, Antoine Fuqua is a director who hit one homerun with “Training Day”; afterwards, his movies never did hit the kind of critical acclaim that “Training Day” had achieved. Yep, his movies such as "Tears of the Sun" and “Shooter” never really hit critical acclaim but I cannot deny that at least respected the effort put into them. I have to say that most of Fuqua’s films were never perfect, even some were mediocre but I most of them …
review by . September 16, 2010
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  In my eyes, Antoine Fuqua is a one hit wonder, much like Carl Douglas’ song "Kung-Fu Fighting.” Fuqua's one hit wonder  and his career making film "Training Day" established Fuqua as a possible rising star  amongst directors thanks to in part of his film  being nominated for two academy awards   Denzel Washington won his second Oscar for his over the top portrayal of a mad dog  rogue cop in Fuqua's breakout film. Sadly "Training …
review by . August 13, 2010
Mid-life crisis affects cop and crook alike.
Brooklyn's Finest is a grim film directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke as three cops who are suffering through mid-life crises.  Officer Eddie (Richard Gere) is only a few days from retirement,  Detective Sal (Ethan Hawke) is a cop who has a lot on his plate (big family, sick wife and house) and Clarence (Don Cheadle) an undercover cop who's about to betray his best friend Caz (Wesley Snipes) a freely released jailbird who's also at a …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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Portrays the problems of cops in regards to their psychological state and life issues. Antoine Fuqua's film is quite ambitious but a little predictable at some areas, it missed some needed impact in the narrative. 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
review by . July 08, 2010
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BROOKLYN'S FINEST as written by Michael C. Martin and directed by Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day', 'Shooter') provides an intense study of the live of three Brooklyn policemen and details how they are all on the brink of being burned out by the grisly requirements of their work in one of the most crime infested areas in the country. Richard Gere is Eddie, a veteran cop with seven days to go before retirement who is assigned to a couple of Rookies to be a role model: Eddie's only moments of tranquility …
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