Freedomland

Synopsis: Late one evening, Brenda Martin, a thirty-seven year old Caucasian woman from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks, enters Dempsy Medical Center in Dempsy, New Jersey with minor injuries, but she is also emotionally distraught. One of the people to who she tells her story is Dempsy Police Detective Lorenzo Council, a black man. That story is that she was just carjacked by another unknown black man when she took a shortcut that she had never traveled between the Armstrong housing projects, where she works at the Rainbow Club, a children's center, and her home in Gannon, New Jersey. Her emotional distress is because her four year old son, Cody, was asleep in the back seat of the car and is thus now in the hands of the carjacker. Brenda's brother, Danny Martin, a police detective in Gannon, cannot help but get directly involved in the investigation despite he operating outside his jurisdiction. His actions do not sit well with Council, who he insinuates is not only not doing his job, b
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Joe Roth
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.1
Metacritic:
43
Rotten Tomatoes:
23%
R
Year:
2006
113 min
$12,260,586
Website
73 Views


But before I...

I know it,

he comes up to the window.

And he opens my car door...

...and says, "Just... Just look.

Look where I'm pointing."

Like I should get out of the car.

And I know better.

Before I knew it, he yanks me

out of the car.

And he pulls me down so hard.

You don't know. I tried.

I tried to tell him.

Tried to tell him what, Brenda?

Okay, look. Now, I gotta ask.

And I want you to know,

it doesn't matter what your answer is...

...all I'm concerned with is trying

to find the guy who hurt you.

White girl from Gannon. What was I

doing there at night, copping rock?

You're strictly the victim.

I need to know who to hit on.

I'm clean almost five years.

I don't even think about it.

Okay.

- And my brother's on the job.

- Really? Where?

Gannon. He's a detective.

Danny Martin.

Danny Martin.

Yeah, okay. All right. Yeah, good.

What was I doing there

if I wasn't buying drugs?

Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

I work in the Children's Center.

The Rainbow Club in Three Building.

Okay, good. That's good.

Now, excuse me.

- This is SI 15 to Base.

- Base. Go ahead.

I need a reach-out to Gannon,

a Detective Danny Martin.

Have him contact me

at the Dempsy MC.

- Received.

- Okay, Brenda.

I went home

and I couldn't find my glasses.

I thought I left them

at the Rainbow Club.

But I didn't, so I got

in the car...

...and I drove.

You drove, and?

I told you the rest.

You know, Brenda, I...

I can't help but think there's

something else still bothering you.

You sure you don't want

a female investigator here?

Do you know the guy

who did this to you, Brenda?

Hey, hey, hey.

Brenda, stop, stop, stop.

Do you know who this man is?

Listen, this is your lucky night.

I know everybody

in the Armstrong projects.

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Richard Price

Richard Price (23 February 1723 – 19 April 1791) was a British moral philosopher, nonconformist preacher and mathematician. He was also a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He was well-connected and fostered communication between a large number of people, including several of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Price spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, on the outskirts of London. He also wrote on issues of demography and finance, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. more…

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