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Watch: Woody Harrelson Is The Most Corrupt Cop Ever In 'Rampart' Trailer

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 18, 2011 6:39 PM
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Race, sex, booze and scandal all come crashing together in Oren Moverman's "Rampart," a scalding slow burn portrait of an LAPD cop circling the drain of his professional career and personal relationships, and embodied by Woody Harrelson, its one of the strongest performances of the year.

If you haven't been hearing much about "Rampart," better start paying attention because a very strong push is happening -- and rightfully so -- for Oren Moverman's film that presents '90s Los Angeles as a sun-choked place where morals can't find any shade. Harrelson plays a cop with the interesting nickname of "Date Rape" Dave, whose sideways approach to law and order soon finds him in a tailspin. It's a pretty electrically charged character piece, so don't let this trailer fool you into thinking it's some kind of rock 'n roll, "Training Day"-esque baddie cop movie. It's a lot more nuanced (and rewarding) than that. A pretty great cast surrounds Harrelson in this including Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Ben Foster and in a small role, Steve Buscemi.

"Rampart" will have a one week Oscar qualifying run starting on November 23rd, before going in to wide release on January 27th. Be sure to check it out. Trailer below. [Apple]

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4 Comments

  • Carson Wells | November 20, 2011 10:55 PMReply

    The best looking trailer I've seen in a long time.

  • Mike | November 19, 2011 1:21 AMReply

    Yeah, I also had no idea Ned Beatty was in this, that's awesome. I also didn't realize the release this week is just a one week LA qualifying run, then we have to wait another 2 months? Lame, been waiting since The Messenger to see Moverman's followup.

  • Ken | November 18, 2011 8:12 PMReply

    You forgot to mention the great Ned Beatty is in this movie. I had no idea. That's awesome.

  • McRaj | November 18, 2011 7:37 PMReply

    It looks like Moverman is really going for it behind the camera. I like.

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