Brown's Requiem (2000)




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Based on a novel by acclaimed crime writer James Ellroy, this film stars Michael Rooker as Fritz Brown, a former L.A.P.D. detective who was kicked off the force due to his drinking. Now struggling to remain sober, Brown works as a private eye when he can, but he makes most of his money repossessing cars. One day, Brown is offered some detective work by Freddie "Fat Dog" Baker (William Sasso), a golf caddy who has some severe reservations about his younger sister, Jane (Selma Blair) and her … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Jason Freeland
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On DVD: Apr 11, 2000
Sterling Entertainment

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as Fritz Brown

as Stan The Man

as Jane Baker

as Wilson

as Haywood

as Marguerita

as Freddy

as Bartender

as Ralston

as Mark Swirkal

as Henry Cruz

as Sandoval
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Critic Reviews for Brown's Requiem

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Boilerplate noir all the way, from the femme fatale to the hard-boiled voiceover.

Full Review… | January 4, 2010

Its funeral tone left me with a hang-over.

Full Review… | February 22, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Brown's Requiem

A very average adaptation of Ellroy's novel, the film threw me a bit by being set in modern day rather than Ellroy's customary 50's Hollywood.

This film is a decent effort, but still left me wanting the period feel that the material deserved.

Worth a rental.

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