V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Rampart

V' 12

Rampart

Oren Moverman
USA, 2011
Fiction, 105min, OF

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Rampart

Oren Moverman
USA, 2011
Fiction, 105min, OF

Actors: 
Woody Harrelson
Sigourney Weaver
Robin Wright
Ned Beatty
Ben Foster
Ice Cube
Anne Heche
Cynthia Nixon
Screenplay: 
James Ellroy
Oren Moverman
Sound: 
Lisa Pinero
Leslie Shatz
Javier Bennassar
Bob Jackson
Camera: 
Bobby Bukowski
Editor: 
Jay Rabinowitz
Composer: 
Dickon Hinchliffe
Decoration: 
David Wasco

Production: 
Waypoint Entertainment, Lightstream Pictures, The Third Mind Pictures
World Sales: 
Sierra Affinity
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Set in 1999 Los Angles, RAMPART is about a dirty cop rushing into a train wreck with reality. The cynical and enraged 24-year LAPD veteran is locked in a whirlwind of events that rip him to his inevitable destination. If this sounds familiar, too familiar, no problem; Woody Harrelson takes us way beyond the familiar cop-gone-nuts with an extraordinary performance, one with an incredible range, from emotional nuances to brutal night-stick assault – from the goon to the sensitive to the raging to the caring.

Sergeant Brown might be a gun-toting moron, but this moron has real brains; although a redneck with the interesting nickname of “Date Rape” – the history on this, however, is quite different than initially thought – he’s respectful, even loving toward women, although this isn’t the whole story; sure, he comes off as a racist, but he’s not. As Sergeant Brown says, “I hate everyone.” (Stewart Nusbaumer) 

 

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