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brown's requiem dvd Italian Import

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dopo un passato da alcolizzato nel dipartimento di polizia di los angeles, fritz sbarca il lunario come investigatore privato, recuperando automobili i cui proprietari sono in ritardo con i pagamenti. quando fat dog baker bussa alla sua porta, la vita di fritz cambia per sempre. jane sta vivendo con sol kupferman, un settantenne ricco e immischiato nella mafia. man mano che fritz indaga, viene a galla tutto il marcio di los angeles...

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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 20 Dec. 2013
By Fan - Published on Amazon.com
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I saw this movie on Netflix; wading through many, many movies that no one wants to watch. However, as I'm a huge Michael Rooker fan I checked it out and LOVED it! Let's face it, he's made some bad movies but this is not one of them! There are a few other actors in the movie that take away from it a bit but he still manages to pull it together. Don't buy this movie because of Selma Blair - she's not in it enough to do so.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An occurrence 28 Jun. 2006
By Michael A. Lilly - Published on Amazon.com
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A private detective is hired to free a duped young sister by a man that has ties to an illicit activity. The client also has ties to some illicit activity. A very good dramatic mystery. I had to watch it from start to finish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Low Budget, High on Talent 18 April 2000
By Rob Smentek - Published on Amazon.com
Jason Freeland's "Brown's Requiem" is proof that you don't need to spend 100 million dollars to make a great movie. "Requiem" is an adaptation of James Ellroy's first novel, and like the book it is high on suspense and twists. The plot is typical Ellroy: an emotionally battered man atones for past sins by involving himself in a labrythian mystery. Michael Rooker, as Fritz Brown, gives a phenomenal performance filled with subtlty and sly acting. The cast is filled with many great character actors including Selma Blair, Brad Dourif, Valerie Perrine, and the late Brion James. Freeland's script is exceptionally tight and is remarkably faithful to the complex novel. Check this movie out!
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice try, but... 3 Nov. 2000
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Uneven attempt to adapt James Ellroy's first novel. Features an excellent cast --- William Sasso's portrayal of Fat Dog Baker is worth the price of admission --- but Michael Rooker in the starring role seems badly miscast for an Ellroy-style "hero." Brown's relationships with Jane Baker and Walter are never developed; these characters appear only briefly so it's difficult to feel much emotional resonance (in the novel these relationships are crucial to Brown's motivations and why he acts as he does). A worthwhile entertainment for hard-core mystery fans, but it does make one yearn for the depth and complexity of the novel.
Nothing special about the DVD. The audio is two-channel Dolby and the transfer is letterboxed but not enhanced for 16x9 TVs. Extra features are limited to a trailer and cast and crew bios, although there is an audio commentary by the director.
6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much action, but... 31 July 2001
By Dr Jacques COULARDEAU - Published on Amazon.com
This film is a plain suspense story, though we know the bad ones from the very start. The suspense of the film comes from the slow discovery of the details of the crimes. An ex-cop, turned private investigator, gets into a case that leads him to a lot of money but also to a vengeance. The details are absolutely sordid, bleak, disgusting.

Some kind of group of criminals work with an important LAPD cop, the one who fired Fritz Brown, the hero, to embezzle a lot of welfare money into their pockets with fake welfare cases. One of their low rank associates, Fat Dog, burns one of their cover-up bars, steals their ledgers and a big chunk of that embezzled money. He is on the run and he hires the PI to look after his sister. He will eventually get killed.

But The ugliest part of it is that the 17 year old sister is the lover of the real boss of the little maffia ring. But it will be discovered that she is in fact his daughter. This last detail is what makes this story unbearable. The fact that the man is a Jew determines the break away attitude of Fat Dog. But the sister, when she finally knows the truth, decides to stick with her father-lover.

The PI will eventually get his vengeance against the LAPD cop-VIP, and his hands on Fat Dog's stolen money. But the vision of the world given here is absolutely sickening. I will yet regret the antisemitism that lurks behind the film that in part takes place in Venice, a place that is also known as the locale of American History X, another story about antisemitism and neo-nazi leagues. Fat Dog is on that line with Hitler's picture well positioned in his shack. We thus have the impression we are entering a world that is purely created by Hollywood and we do not know whether we are in the real world or not.

This gives the strange impression that we are living in a virtual world wirth Hollywood's productions and that this virtual world has a loose connection with the real world. But is it really the case ? We cannot know nor decide.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
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