Direct Action

Synopsis: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
97 min

Did somebody steal

your cake, sir?

Yeah, you did.

Change of plans, Frank.

Captain wants you

with a new partner.

A new partner?





Yeah, who

did l piss

off this time?

Uh, it's a new

Detective trainee. She's

here for a final two weeks

and an hour

late for the first

day on the job.


Hell of a way

to' start a new career.


She looks single

to me, Frank.


Officer Ross,

this is Grimes, Carter.



Your partner

for the day,

Sgt. Gannon.

Nice to meet you, Ross.

l'm sorry

l'm late,

l had a flat

and then my spare

was flat, you know.


Alright. So,

you ready?


Let's go.

See you guys.

So, you think

she'll make it?

50 bucks

says she does.



Wrong car.


You're on.

Probationary Detective.

So, you're in

for two weeks?

Yes, sir.

May l just say

what an honor it is

to ride with you, Sergeant?

15 years on the force,

highest arrest record

in the Department,

medal of valor. Twice!

l do my homework.

Well, that's terrific, Ross.

Want some gum, Ross?

No, l don't chew.

You don't know

what you're missing.

So, what's the plan?

Same as always.

Finish our shift

in one piece.

[voice over radio

Any available unit attend

to 29 Arlington for an 0-14.


Alright. Allen 10

We're responding.

[brakes screech

and siren]


[brakes screech]

[siren off]



What's going on?


Up there.

They want money

from the oId man.


Okay. Why

don't you guys

step over there? Good.

So, cover my back, Ross.

Got it.

(Thug 1 )

Where are you

going, asshole?


Agh !

[loud music]

(old man)

My niece!

Don't touche her!



(Thug 2)

Get back!

[glass breaks]

(Thug 3)

Oh !

[glass breaks]

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Greg Mellott

Greg Mellott is best known for winning an Emmy for the film "Dream No Little Dream" on the life of Robert S. Kerr. Mellott was responsible for writing and directing the 2008 Emmy documentary. Mellott also wrote and directed "The Grand Energy Transition," a documentary on the book of the same name written by Robert Hefner III, which covers energy, natural gas, and his life story. Mellot works alongside Jackie Chan and David Chan, producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Mellott produced the 2016 internationally televised film Behind the Water with activist Fraser kershaw. more…

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