Coalition (2006)





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Bear witness to the systematic shakedown of New York City's lucrative construction business by non-union, minority laborers and see just how both sides of the law scramble to stay one step ahead of the game in director Joseph Ariola's tense look at the controversial SBM (Survival of the Black Man) coalition. Based on actual police accounts of officers who attempted to infiltrate corrupt coalition workers and co-written by retired New York City Police Detective Robert Cea, this gripping crime drama offers an unprecedented look at the mob heavies who carry-out backroom deals, the unions who struggle against impending layoffs, and the one desperate soul who is caught directly in the middle of all the dirty dealings.
R (for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug use.)
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as Akey
Chuck Zito
as Vinny Gazo
Frank Vincent
as Carlo Gazzo
Oli "Power" Grant
as George Collins

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3.5/10. They can call it a modern day "On the Waterfront" all they want, but it can't hold a candle to that classic Oscar winning film. It has the most obnoxious rap music score that got so irritating I kept hitting the mute button. Crass, unpleasant and a completely uneeded film. I was so glad when the end credits finally arrived. Some good performances can't make up for the rest of the film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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