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


I am the police.

And I'm here to arrest you.

You've broken the law.

I did not write the law.

I may even disagree with the law.

But I will enforce it.

No matter how you plead,

cajole, beg

or attempt to

stir my sympathies,

nothing you do will

stop me from placing you

in a steel cage with gray bars.

If you run away,

I will chase you.

If you fight me,

I will fight back.

If you shoot at me,

I will shoot back.

By law, I am

unable to walk away.

I'm a consequence.

I am the unpaid bill.

I am fate with

a badge and a gun.

Behind my badge is

a heart like yours.

I bleed. I think. I love.

And, yes, I can be killed.

And although I am but one man,

I have thousands of brothers and

sisters who are the same as me.

They will lay down their lives for me.

And I them.

We stand watch together.

A thin blue line.

Protecting the prey

from the predators.

The good from the bad.

We are the police.

13X-ray 9 is in pursuit

of a Code 37 vehicle west on 2-7.

Go ahead, motherf***er.

Try to run, you son of a b*tch.

Hold on,

hold on, hold on!

Eastbound through the alley at

20 hundred block from Hooper.

Now eastbound

through the alley

at 20 hundred

block from Hooper.

Oh, sh*t!

Come around, come around, dude!

Come around!

Move! Move! Move!

Get the f*** around, dude!

Pull to the right!

Pull to the right!

Bro, he's not

gonna pull to the right.

You stupid motherf***er!

Man, he almost lost it!

Pit him, man!

Pit him, pit him!

Got him!

F*** you!

You good?

Good, good, good.

This f***er's down.

I'm going to hook him.

You're all good.

13X-ray 9,

you can show a Code 4.

13X 9 requesting

additional supervisors

to the 4,000 block at Naomi.

Holy sh*t.

All right. This is my

day job. Some of you...

Sorry, bro, I'm recording.

This is my day job. Some of

you might know me as Brian.

Or Taylor.

But here I am Police

Officer Two Brian Taylor.

This is where

the forces of good

prepare to fight

the forces of evil.

This is my partner,

Officer Zavala.

I'm in my chones, dude.

I know, dude, come on, come on.

I'm in my chones. No.

Come on, man.

I'm good, bro.

We work basic patrol

here at Newton.

One of the toughest

divisions in the LAPD.

Shootin' Newton, baby, that's right.

Lucky 13.

This is a department-issue sidearm.

Glock 19.

Spyderco tactical knife.

This little thing can

break windows, here.

Two Smith & Wesson handcuffs.

Can of OC spray.

Pepper spray.

Two extra mags.

What else?

That's my nametag, here.

You can see my

partner's dirty locker.

Yours is like a woman.

Look at this.

What is this, Pottery Barn?

Are you gonna shut the f*** up

and get ready for roll call?

Dude, don't swear, man. I have to

edit that out, when you swear.

Oh, f***. Oh, sh*t, dude.

F***, man.

Okay, now in Spanish.


You kids having fun?

Oh, look,

it's Officer Van Hauser.

Officer Three.

Van Hauser.

Considered un-promotable

by the department.

And the angriest f***ing

cop in the world.

Taylor, I'm gonna tell Sarge

that you're taping in here.

- What'd you say?

- What?

I'm gonna tell Sarge

that you're taping in here.

Oh. Yeah, well, it's not

really called taping anymore.

It uses flash cards,

but it's not really a...

Don't worry about it.

God damn it!

Hold up, hold up.

Like that?


Turn it on.

So, am I recording you?

Yes, dude,

and I'm recording you.

Oh, that's so cool.

See that thing there?


That is the lens right there.

Just like that on that,

this right here.

Hey, guys, quiet down.

All right, let's settle down.

Let's settle down.

Captain's here, he'd like to say a few words.

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 b*tch.

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 sh*t on my head

- and in turn, I'm gonna sh*t 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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