Synopsis: Dave Brown is a Los Angeles police officer who works out of the Rampart Division. Dave is misogynistic, racist, brutally violent, egotistical and a womanizer, although he defends himself against many of these accusations as he says that his hate is equal opportunity. However unlawful, he uses intimidation and brutal force to defend his ideals. The most notorious of his actions is purportedly murdering a suspected serial date rapist, which is why he has been given the nickname "Date Rape Dave". He lives with two of his ex-wives - sisters Barbara and Catherine - in an effort to keep family together, namely his two daughters, Helen and Margaret, who each have a different sister as their mother. Dave still maintains a sexual relationship with both sisters - whenever the mood suits any of them - while he openly has other sexual relationships. His life is put under a microscope after he is caught on video brutally beating a person with who he got into an automobile crash. This situation is m
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Oren Moverman
Production: Millenium Entertainment
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


We are also going to be talking...

with Kim Alexander on following

the money trail.

Getting broken in by Senor

Rape-ez here, huh?

Yeah? You having a good day?

- Yeah.

- I'll break it down

for you, alright?

All you really need to know is...

among this whole sea

of brown skin...

a Mexican man hates a Honduran,

just like a Guatemalan

hates a Salvadoran.

They're really not all the same.

Everybody's dealin' dope,


It's an open-air supermarket.

Everybody's got a woodstick

for the LAPD.

Typical, onionhead gangbanger.

It'll be a Mexican. You know.

A Patuso or a Fuego.

And all this sh*t,

it all derives from something

real important,

like what little berg in the Culiacn

Uncle Juanito comes from.

How many f***in' coyotes

the dirty little hamster

bred with on his journey up

here to the promised land.

What about the scandal?

The scandal's bullshit.

Two d*ckhead cops got embroiled

in some f*** up.

Ratted out an entire

sweet division...

to save their own wretched asses.

The D.A.'s office is running

scared, afraid to file,

afraid not to exonerate


Now you got a lot of hopped-up

Rodney King wannabe beaners

making whoop-de-doo of their own,

with get-out- of-jail-free cards

and a pile of county cash.

This used to be a glorious soldier's

department. Now it's... you.

What's funny?

Private Hatchet woman over

here is inquiring

about the scandal of the century.

You didn't touch your fries.

What? Oh.

I had a couple of them, but

I got a cholesterol thing.

Why, you want them?

No, you want them. Finish it.

I can't... I don't

eat French fries.

Well, then you shouldn't

have ordered them.

Finish those fries.

Dave hates wasting food.

You never see him eat, but...

he hates wasting food.

If you keep going like this,

you're gonna look like a crackhead.

Munch, munch, cowgirl. C'mon.

A very attractive crackhead,

mind you.

You makin' eyes at me?

You want one?

No, no, no. You're doin' good.

I stay healthy.

Finish those fries if you

wanna make probation.

- Okay?

- Yes, sir.

Your dad ever discipline you?


No, sir.

I never met my father.

You never met him. Why?

He wasn't around.


You guys make a great couple.

I was just bull-shitting you.

Thanks, boss.

There you go. Eat up. Eat up.

You aim for the shortest wetback,

you watch him skedaddle...

plow the dice and the Schlitz

Malt Liquor cans...

and hit your siren in farewell.

Let's see what we've got.


Green cards!

Yeah, you'll get the hang of it.

- Aren't you worried?

- About?

You'll get a 128?

Okay, listen. This is the most

important thing I've told you so far.

Everything you learned at

the Academy is bullshit.

An Illegal is just a sick bird.

This is some military occupation,

kid. Emergency law.

Alright, let's have some fun.

What went on here?

Caught him boosting ephedrine

and propyl alcohol.

What happened?


He hit you?


You hit him? Tough guy?

Step outside, will you?

- Outside?

- Yeah, outside.

Hey, will you step out, too?

- I don't know, sir

- Now!

And shut that door behind you.

Nice tat.

Now, you're cooking crank

out of somebody's garage.

I don't know where that

garage is, but you do.

Now where oh where could

that damn garage be?

I don't see it, but you do.

- No, I don't.

- Yes, you do.

Okay, so now you have petty

theft, assault...

I'm sure you have at

least four priors.

That's a violation and mandatory

bullet, compadre.

Now, you give me that address,

and it all goes away.

What's the address?

I don't want to hurt you.

I don't. I like you.

- You don't know anything?

- Don't know, nothin'.

Tell me where it is. C'mon.

I don't know where it f***in'

is. I don't f***in' know!

That's your man.

- What?

- Meth lab. 41 East Cesar Chavez.

That's it? No explanation, Dave?

- Hey, Dave, question?

- Yeah?

Circuit Court appeals for illegal

search and seizure.

Give me a precedent.

Cuthbert versus Ingleside County,

Virginia, 1966. Look it up.

You have all those cases memorized?

Sure, and if I don't, I make it up.

...takes place in this great,

great country of ours. C'mon.

But let's imagine if you will

what might be happening

out there beyond America,

beyond our word, because I'm

sure this will leave you

simply breathless.

It's my opinion that when we hear

of some bizarre or repugnant

or deviant story

like the one you are

about to hear, well,

it's not that the world suddenly...

- Hey, ladies.

- Dave.

- Hey, babe.

- Any wine for me?

- Dinner's at 6:

- I'll be there.



- How are my girls?

- Great.

Yeah? No hello, Helen?

- Hey, Date Rape.

- Don't call me that.

Something about it that's...

What's up, monkey?

Helen has a question.

Maybe you have a question.

We both have a question.

Helen's studying genetics

in school,

and since our moms are sisters...

and you're our dad, we

were just wondering...

if we were inbred.

It's not funny!

No, sorry. Sorry.

No, I married your moms consecutively,

not concurrently...

which makes you and Helen first

cousins and sisters, half.

It's all perfectly legal

and genetically up to insurance

industry standards.

You're not gonna turn into

mongoloids any time soon,

if that's what you're asking.

You're not inbred. You

know what you are?

You're native.

- It's sad.

- They're dead. They can't

commit suicide.

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Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), L.A. Confidential (1990), White Jazz (1992), American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood's a Rover (2009). more…

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