Based upon John Westermann's 1991 book, producer Joel Silver had it optioned for over a decade, but he could never find the right approach, until Steven Seagal and director Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die (2000) and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)) came on board. It's a very silly action film, which was heavily touted as Seagal's big comeback, but it wasn't, which is a shame, as it does have it's moments, but even they've been seen elsewhere before. After Detroit cop Orin Boyd (Seagal) saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a militant group, he's demoted by Captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill) all because Boyd disobeyed orders. He's sent to the violent 15th precinct, where internal affairs officer Annette Mulcahy (Jill Hennessy) sends him to an anger management course, which he doesn't want to go to. But, he encounters drug dealer Latrell Walker (DMX) who has been hanging around with Detroit policement, including Sgt. Useldinger (Matthew G. Taylor), but it turns out Walker is a fall guy for the police and their cover-ups, so Boyd decides to put things right. It should have been a good film, but it's very derivative, and not even an over the top Tom Arnold can save the film, even the action sequences look half hearted. Poor Seagal descended into straight to video hell until Machete (2010).