Take a look to the first official poster of Rampart, featuring the tagline “The most corrupt cop you’ve ever seen on screen”.
The film stars Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, and Ice Cube.
Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts to unravel. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
The film, directed by Oren Moverman, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, comes to theaters January 27th, 2012.