Gangster Squad


Gangster Squad

Overview:

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Votes 1769 (6.2/10)

Runtime: 113 minutes

Release Date 2013-01-10

Budget: $60,000,000.00

Revenue: $105,200,903.00

Website: Link

Tagline: No Names. No Badges. No Mercy.

Production company:

  • Village Roadshow Pictures
  • Lin Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • Langley Park Production

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

John O'Mara
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
Sgt. Jerry Wooters
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Bill Parker
Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
Grace Faraday
Emma Stone
Emma Stone
Mickey Cohen
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Conway Keeler
Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi
Darryl Gates
Josh Pence
Josh Pence
Jimmy reagan
Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo
Coleman Harris
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie
Max Kennard
Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick
Navidad Ramirez
Michael Peña
Michael Peña
Connie O'Mara
Mireille Enos
Mireille Enos
Sullivan Stapleton
Sullivan Stapleton
Karl Lockwood
Holt McCallany
Holt McCallany
Rourke
Wade Williams
Wade Williams
Mitch Racine
James Landry Hébert
James Landry Hébert
Milk Skinned Blonde
Ambyr Childers
Ambyr Childers
Detective Sgt. Will Hendricks
Mick Betancourt
Mick Betancourt
Bruiser
Mac Brandt
Mac Brandt
Jimmy 'Bockscar' Knox
Brandon Molale
Brandon Molale
Mike 'The Flea'
Michael Papajohn
Michael Papajohn
Giovanni Vacarezza
Jeff Wolfe
Jeff Wolfe
Lorenzo Molinari
Anthony Molinari
Anthony Molinari
Patty
Austin Highsmith
Austin Highsmith
Max Solomon
Neil Koppel
Neil Koppel
Lt. Quincannon
Jack McGee
Jack McGee
Neddy Herbert
Evan Jones
Evan Jones
Johnny Stomp
James Carpinello
James Carpinello
Wrevock
Troy Garity
Troy Garity
Pete
Austin Abrams
Austin Abrams
Judge Carter
John Aylward
John Aylward
Elmer Jackson
Dennis Cockrum
Dennis Cockrum
Sheriff Biscailuz
Jack Conley
Jack Conley
Carmen Miranda
Yvette Tucker
Yvette Tucker
Bridge Goon
Derek Mears
Derek Mears
Grimes
Jonny Coyne
Jonny Coyne
Dancer
Eva La Dare
Eva La Dare
City Hall Reporter
Riel Paley
Riel Paley
Dragna
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Edgar Beaumont
Christopher Doyle
Christopher Doyle
Director
Ruben Fleischer
Ruben Fleischer
Producer
Dan Lin
Dan Lin
Producer
Kevin McCormick
Kevin McCormick
Producer
Michael Tadross
Michael Tadross
Producer
Jon Silk
Jon Silk
Novel
Paul Lieberma
Paul Lieberma
Director of Photography
Dion Beebe
Dion Beebe
Writer
Will Beall
Will Beall
Original Music Composer
Steve Jablonsky
Steve Jablonsky
Editor
Alan Baumgarten
Alan Baumgarten
Editor
James Herbert
James Herbert
Casting
John Papsidera
John Papsidera
Production Design
Maher Ahmad
Maher Ahmad
Art Direction
Timothy David O'Brien
Timothy David O'Brien
Set Decoration
Gene Serdena
Gene Serdena
Costume Design
Mary Zophres
Mary Zophres
Hairstylist
Fríða Aradóttir
Fríða Aradóttir
Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri
Kimberley Spiteri
Hairstylist
Roxane Griffin
Roxane Griffin
Hairstylist
Sacha Quarles
Sacha Quarles
Hairstylist
Kim Santantonio
Kim Santantonio
Hairstylist
Norma Lee
Norma Lee
Makeup Department Head
Christien Tinsley
Christien Tinsley
Makeup Artist
Edouard F. Henriques
Edouard F. Henriques
Makeup Artist
Rolf John Keppler
Rolf John Keppler
Makeup Artist
Gerald Quist
Gerald Quist
Makeup Artist
Iraina Crenshaw
Iraina Crenshaw
Art Department Coordinator
Carol Kiefer
Carol Kiefer
Construction Coordinator
Bryan Belair
Bryan Belair
Property Master
Douglas Fox
Douglas Fox
Greensman
Joshua Borgese
Joshua Borgese
Greensman
David Hernandez
David Hernandez
Greensman
Neil David Pontecorvo
Neil David Pontecorvo
Greensman
Steve Sickle
Steve Sickle
Property Master
Guillaume DeLouche
Guillaume DeLouche
Dialogue Editor
David A. Arnold
David A. Arnold
Dialogue Editor
David V. Butler
David V. Butler
Dialogue Editor
Teri E. Dorman
Teri E. Dorman
Dialogue Editor
Jessica Goodwin
Jessica Goodwin
ADR & Dubbing
Jessica Gallavan
Jessica Gallavan
ADR & Dubbing
Kimberly Harris
Kimberly Harris
Foley
Hilda Hodges
Hilda Hodges
Foley
Shelley Roden
Shelley Roden
Sound Designer
Jason W. Jennings
Jason W. Jennings
Sound Designer
Cameron Frankley
Cameron Frankley
Sound Effects Editor
Lee Gilmore
Lee Gilmore
Sound Effects Editor
Adam Kopald
Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Editor
Bruce Tanis
Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor
John Joseph Thomas
John Joseph Thomas
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dean A. Zupancic
Dean A. Zupancic
Visual Effects Producer
Christina Graff
Christina Graff
Visual Effects Producer
Les Hunter
Les Hunter
Visual Effects Producer
Magdalena Wolf
Magdalena Wolf
Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Graff
Paul Graff
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dan Levitan
Dan Levitan
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ariel Velasco-Shaw
Ariel Velasco-Shaw
Stunt Coordinator
Doug Coleman
Doug Coleman
Stunt Coordinator
Brian Machleit
Brian Machleit
Camera Operator
Kent Harvey
Kent Harvey
Camera Operator
Chris Lombardi
Chris Lombardi
Camera Operator
Sion Michel
Sion Michel
Camera Operator
John Skotchdopole
John Skotchdopole
Steadicam Operator
Peter Rosenfeld
Peter Rosenfeld
Still Photographer
Wilson Webb
Wilson Webb
Costume Supervisor
Nancy Au
Nancy Au
Digital Intermediate
Bruce Lomet
Bruce Lomet
Digital Intermediate
Bob Schneider
Bob Schneider
First Assistant Editor
Christine Kim
Christine Kim
Music Editor
Adam Milo Smalley
Adam Milo Smalley
Transportation Coordinator
Dan Romero
Dan Romero
Script Supervisor
Kerry Lyn McKissick
Kerry Lyn McKissick
Location Manager
Patrick Mignano
Patrick Mignano
Script Supervisor
Trisha Burton
Trisha Burton
Studio Teachers
Heather Fielding
Heather Fielding
Location Manager
Robin Citrin
Robin Citrin
Unit Publicist
Gabriela Gutentag
Gabriela Gutentag
Location Manager
Michael Haro
Michael Haro
VFX Artist
Harold Parker
Harold Parker
Supervising Art Director
Austin Gorg
Austin Gorg
Stunts
Craig Branham
Craig Branham

John Chard

Rat-a-tat-tat! Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Will Beal. It stars Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick and Michael Pena. Music is by Steve Jablonski and cinematography by Dion Beebee. Los Angeles is being brought to its knees by crime boss Mickey Cohen (Penn). In one of the darkened offices of the police department, a special squad of officers is being assembled. Given free licence to bring Cohen and his operations down by any means necessary, the Gangster Squad fight fir with fire. Loosely based on real life facts, Gangster Squad is a good old slice of machine gun etiquette. An all star cast get to play good guys and wise guys in The Untouchables tradition, even if that in itself can’t quite lift the film to the higher echelons of gangster movies past and present. There’s absolutely nothing new here, it plays out as expected. Brolin and Gosling are the main smooth operators in the good guys camp, the former given the family man in danger sub-plot, the latter given the dangerous dame to fall in love with in the shapely form of Emma Stone, who as it happens is also dating Cohen! hmm... Over in the wise guys department is Penn on full tilt sweary and hammy overdrive. It’s a very colourful portrayal, menacing and completely over the top. How the performance sits with you will greatly depend on how you find Penn as an actor when let loose on a cartoon characterisation. It’s all very period pleasing, with a bustling late 40s L.A. hosting men with hats, trench coats and tommy-guns. Men who frequent the speakeasy bars as torch singers warble their stuff. There is nothing wrong with the production at all, except maybe when the dialogue veers to clunky. The action scenes are well crafted, loud, bloody and exciting, and the photography sparkles and the music soars. If only the makers had put some thought into it, a bit of brains to go with the brawn. As a comic book type gangster piece, it works well on entertainment terms, elsewhere its lightweight and formula compliant , with the Ribisi, Patrick and Pena characters telegraphed a mile away. So, quite some way away from the great The Untouchables then, but better than Mullholland Falls. Make of that what you will. 6.5/10

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