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McCanick (2014)

McCanick

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama

Release Date

March 21, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

Well Go USA

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Josh C. Waller

Producer

Ehud Bleiberg, Josh C. Waller, David Morse

Screenwriter

Daniel Noah

Starring

Story


When narcotics detective Eugene "Mack" McCanick (David Morse, "16 Blocks," "The Green Mile") discovers that a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith, "Glee"), has been released from prison, it triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence.

Unbeknownst to the chief of police (Ciaran Hinds, "There Will Be Blood," "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy"), Mack and his partner, Floyd (Mike Vogel, "The Help," "Blue Valentine"), mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose. The truth is revealed in the explosive finale, an urban chase sequence which culminates in a surprisingly emotional confrontation not just between McCanick and Weeks, but also between McCanick and himself.

In the tradition of the great cop thrillers of the '70s like "The French Connection" and "Serpico," "McCanick" is at once a rousing action film, a rich character study, and a battle for one cop's soul.

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David Morse stars as Eugene McCanick and Cory Monteith stars as Simon Weeks in Well Go USA's McCanick (2014)
Mike Vogel stars as Floyd Intrator and David Morse stars as Eugene McCanick in Well Go USA's McCanick (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..that it fails as both an overworked retread in the action thriller genre and as a character study of a mentally ill cop..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]