Brooklyn's Finest

Synopsis: In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua
Production: Overture Films
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min

Well, it's not a matter of right and wrong.

It's a matter of righter and wronger.

Righter and wronger?

Those are not words, Carlo.

Hey, that's what the judge said.

The judge said that

in a court of law.

He said righter and wronger,

right there.

"Pledge of Allegiance,"

all that bullshit.

What else did the judge say?

He said that people will,

you know, protect their lives

no matter what.

I mean, he didn't say it like that.

You know, he said it like

the fancy legal shit, but... but yeah.

He said people will protect

their lives no matter what,

something like that.

You heard

about what happened, right?

On the Belt Parkway.

You heard that?

- No.

- Yeah, I was on the Belt Parkway,

- like 65th Street...

- You were on the Belt Parkway?

Yeah, down by the pier.

I'm driving like a bastard

and, you know,

fucking cops pull me over, right?

They give me the breath test.

You know, I'm drunk off my ass,

right, and they lock me up.

So before I go in front of the judge,

my lawyer, he says to me...

he says,

"You know, you were so drunk that...

that it's considered a felony."

- Which means I broke parole.

- Yeah.

That's seven years.

I mean, no lies, Sal...

I... I felt like I was gonna

shit a bowling ball.

So I finally go in front of the judge.

He goes, "Can you please

explain what happened?"

And I said,

"Your Honor, look.

I'm in a bar,

I'm having a drink, right?

These two fucking guys come in,

they assaulted me.

The bashed me, you know,

smashed bottles over my head.

Yeah, there's bottles over my head

and kicked me in the face.

And to save myself,

I got in my car...

you know, I ran out of there,

I got in my car,

- and, you know, I drove off."

- Right. And he bought that?

Yeah, well, he bought nothing.

That's a true story.

- I got no...

- Oh, come on.

Hey, that's a true story.


All right.


Yeah, I owed all these bookies

and back then I didn't have

nothing to pay them, you know.

So somebody

in the bar called the cops.

But the judge,

he's listening to this

and he's...

you know, he looks like

he's gonna shit a bowling ball.

He says that this is not a simple case

of right and wrong,

but righter and wronger.

Because the defendant had

to break the law...

to protect his own life.

It's un-fucking-believable.

What happened to the cops?

Nothing. They were right

even though they were wrong.

And I was wrong

only because that I was right.

You see? You get that now.

- You get that, right?

- Yeah.

- Righter and wronger.

- Righter and wronger.

That's right.

- You're too much.

- You see what I'm...

Yo, Tango!

We got that shit on deck!

Hey, get your

motherfucking hands off me!

Still very active here at the BK projects.

Details are sketchy,

but here's what we know.

A young African-American man

named Allen Daniels

was allegedly shot

and killed by police.

We're hearing

it was one police officer

who was trying to rob him.

- He's a good boy.

- It's gonna be okay, all right?

- He's a good boy!

- Residents here are

- obviously outraged...

- My boy! My boy!

- Let's just kick it, man.

- Let's go.

Y'all little niggas know

what to do. Hurry up.

It's hot out this motherfucker.

There's police everywhere.

Yo, hurry up.

Yo, it's crazy right now.

What happened?

Tango. Come here, man.

Lemme holla at you real quick.

I thought you was

going back to school, B.

Come on, Tango.

What they gonna teach me

in there I ain't

already learning out here?

But you're gonna make

that court date, right?

Come on, Tango.

You know I'm gonna make the court date.

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