L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)

L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)





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A group of dirty cops are forced to cover for one another when a new officer joins the force in this police drama. Captain Ellsworth (Dennis Hopper) has to deal with Sam Steele (Marc Singer), an over-eager new cop who decides to move in on a bank robbery, rather than wait for backup as instructed. Thanks to Steele, the robbery quickly turns into a bloodbath. While Ellsworth and his men are working out how to discipline Steele, the new cop runs across some incriminating information -- a lieutenant on the force (Michael Madsen) is the ringleader of a gang of crooked policemen who are involved with a robbery scheme. Steele allows his silence to be bought, but the underhanded doings don't stay quiet for long. L.A.P.D. also features Charles Durning and Steve Bacic.
R (strong violence and sexuality, language, and drug use)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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In Theaters:
Fries Film Group


Dennis Hopper
as Captain Elsworth
Michael Madsen
as Lt. Alexander
Marc Singer
as Sam Steele
Charles Durning
as Stuart Steele
Steve Bacic
as Richard Wade
Wayne Crawford
as Sgt. Sextram
Michael Roberds
as Bud Meyerling
Carolyn Dunn
as Gillis
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Some of the hammiest acting and worst fight choreographing available on DVD. Pay close attention to the opening scene and the cop who gets shot next to his squad car...no one even aims at him and yet he is hit by a bullet and dies next to his door! This is a disaster of a movie but it was such a disaster that it was actually enjoyable.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

This movie was SO bad-I couldnt even stand to watch it all the way through.Im so happy I got to watch it for free & didnt have to pay for this garbage

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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