End Of Watch

Synopsis: In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach?
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Ayer
Production: Open Road Films
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Let's quiet down.

Thank you, Sergeant.

Good afternoon.

Good afternoon.

Put it down.

I'd like to welcome

back Zavala and Taylor.

DA cleared these guys

in last month's shooting.

Turned out to be

a good shooting.

I know first-hand what

you guys went through.

It's an unpleasant experience

being under that much scrutiny.

But you need to

remember something.

An on-the-job shooting is

still considered a homicide.

It's never an easy ride.

If you do the right thing,

I will always have your back.

Do the wrong thing

and cross me,

I will personally

throw you under the bus.

- Am I clear?

- Yes, sir!

Taylor, am I clear?

Yes, sir.

Sergeant, am I clear?

Yes, sir.

- Have a nice day.

- Thank you, Captain.

Quiet down! See this?

It's a ticket book.

Inside are

things called tickets.

Son of a bitch.

You can do things like

stop motorists and cut citations

for speeding or

going through a light.

You all need to write.

Sarge, we cut

citations every watch.

I'm not talking to you, I'm

talking to these two idiots.

- My partner has a question.

- Yes.

I don't really

know how to write.

But I do sign

and draw pictures.

Seriously, you

don't start writing,

Captain's gonna shit on my head

- and in turn, I'm gonna shit on your head.

- Hmm.

And I promise you, you guys

are gonna be separated.

Do it, Sarge.


and Davis, X 25.

Peterson and Washington, X 41.

Zavala and Taylor,

you got X 13.

Williams and Cho, X 8.

Alameda and Green, X 21.

Van Hauser and Sook, X 4.

Yeah, Sarge?

That's not our area.

That's not your area?

No, we work 9.

Oh, I'm sorry, fellas. Oh, no, you're right.

You're on X 13.

Sorry, fellas,

this isn't Monopoly.

You don't get to

choose your real estate.

Now go. Get out.

Zavala, try not to kill anybody

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David Ayer

David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day (2001), and the director and writer of Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), Sabotage (2014), Fury (2014), and Suicide Squad (2016). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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