Black and Blue

Black and Blue

DVD - 2020
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A rookie cop inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

It is not just another police/crime/race drama. Shirts happen during a police woman's double shift. Best line: I was gone a long time. Lived in a lot of different places, and... after a while, I stopped seeing enemies or allies. I just saw people. Not good, not bad. Just... folks trying to figure life out like I was.

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hammer59
Aug 07, 2020

Must see. Entertaining yet moving as well. Really well done.

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ralwal
Mar 08, 2020

Not for me.

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52mac
Mar 07, 2020

It ticked off many of the Hollywood agenda boxes - stereotypes, identity politics, racism, sexism, corrupt cops, a female hero, and black urban violence. There was no interesting plot or character development. It was better than staring at a wall, but not by much.

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puzzleboy
Feb 29, 2020

what a great movie I wish they made more good movies that shows human weakness and corrupt situations

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SAPL454
Feb 13, 2020

MRI

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A really dramatic police drama thriller that unfolds into dire consequences!

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Annieoywong
Feb 11, 2020

A terrific movie! Very enjoyable.

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jack1e
Feb 08, 2020

Gripping and suspenseful!

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samjenks
Feb 07, 2020

Rookie cop with military training tries to stay alive to bring down bad cops.

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Ace4aDay
Feb 01, 2020

Plays less like a movie and more like one of those TV dramas that deal with current social issues. Decent, but very predictable.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

The film shows the actions and let you decide what needs to be said. Here are the few quotes that matters:

Alicia West from the Ninth Ward. In and out of juvie. Joined the Army when she was 17. Two tours in Afghanistan.
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Against the wall! Spread your legs. Spread 'em! What are you doing
in my neighborhood?
- I live here, all right?
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We're looking for someone that matches your description. You know how it is.
-Yeah, I know how it is.
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Come on, cheer up. Every day on God's green earth is a great day. Especially when you carry a gun and you got a bulletproof vest.
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Kingston Manor. Just wondering who still lives there.
-Bad people.
No, not all of them. I remember a lot of good families just, you know, stuck in an unfortunate situation.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

Can I ask you something?
-Why did I become a cop?
Yeah.
-I was gone a long time. Lived in a lot of different places, and... after a while, I stopped seeing enemies or allies. I just saw people. Not good, not bad. Just... folks trying to figure life out like I was. And then, after my mom passed, and I was here, home... I just wanted to help.
Food banks and inner-city programs help. These cops out here... not so much. We're just animals to them.
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You have the right to remain silent.
- I know my rights!
Oh, it's just other people's you have a problem with?
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I need you to trust me. It's my hood. Just go over the gate, and I'mma meet you there. I know what's moving out here. Trust me.
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I want details on everything that happened here. Real details from you. Not from him.
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I'm a cop!
-You're a cop killer.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

Seems to me you got a hard choice to make right now. Are you one of us, or are you one of them?
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You think they'd give a shit about if you live? Think they're gonna give up their lives for you? Where's the camera?
- That's not the point.
What is the point?
- The point is: "Be the change," you asshole.
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This district died after Katrina. FEMA screwed us. Politicians screwed us. It was on life support. Over half the businesses, the people, the families, they all left! West... they all left, just like you. Rats... on a sinking ship. Not me. Uh-uh, not mine. We stayed. We fought for this city. Even when there was no money for schools or... streetlights... people still want the law. Well, that costs. It costs.
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Think you made a difference here tonight, West? You changed nothing.
-Maybe not, but it's a start.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

If they were unfortunate before, they're straight-up screwed now. You don't ever want to get caught in there. Girl, you've been gone a long time. We don't even respond to calls from in there anymore. Not unless there's a blue in trouble.
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Where's the fire?
-It is date night.
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Alicia West yelling: That's enough! Brown! That is enough! ... Stop! That is not necessary! That is enough! Stop it!
Officer Brown (throws a gun on the car hood): That had your name on it.
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This train's moving too fast for you to put the brakes on it. Nobody needs to know what you've done here. You have nothing to worry about. There's no way I would tell Darius. You got rid of everybody that can talk.

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jimg2000
Aug 16, 2020

He didn't murder them. Okay? He silenced them.
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You're police.
-They're police.
Murder's murder. Don't matter who you are.
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I'm sorry I...
-Sorry? Sorry will get your ass killed out here. Let me ask you a question.
You think you're black? You think they're your people? Well, they're not. We are. You're blue now. Don't you ever forget that. You understand me?
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I'm a person. You're a person. Those kids I saw murdered this morning were people.
-Nice speech. I'll make sure I put it on your headstone.
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You don't know the shit I've been through since you left.
- Then tell me.
Why? Why, Alicia? Because you care?
- Of course I do.
You bailed!
-I begged you to come with me. We were 17, and I was terrified out there without you.
Yeah? Well, you should've stayed gone.
-Why? 'Cause seeing me reminds you... you had a choice?
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I'm happy you're here. You know... you saved my life.
-No, no.
You saved my life. I appreciate you.

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