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Crime Dramas, Part IV
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Another playlist dedicated to Crime Dramas (both Film and TV shows) that I like


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Movie: WiseGirls ( 2002 )
A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.
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Movie: The Bank Job ( 2008 )
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
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Movie: Blitz ( 2011 )
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
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Movie: House of the Rising Sun ( 2011 )
Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible for this crime in an effort to clear his own name. Ray must get to the bottom of this as both the mob and cops start to close in o...Read all
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Movie: Safe ( 2012 )
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
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Movie: Closed Circuit ( 2013 )
A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.
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Movie: Free Fire ( 2017 )
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.
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Movie: The Art of the Steal ( 2014 )
Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.
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Movie: White Irish Drinkers ( 2011 )
Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
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Movie: Macbeth ( 2006 )
A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.
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Movie: Outlaws ( 2018 )
1% is set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother's life.
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Movie: Sabotage ( 2014 )
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
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Movie: The Hunter's Prayer ( 2017 )
An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.
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Movie: Pros and Ex-Cons ( 2005 )
After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.
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TV Show: Informer 3838 ( 2020 )
Informer 3838 will tell the story of how Nicola Gobbo had the ultimate trust of Melbourne's underworld and was gangland's go-to defence lawyer, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel, the Morans, the Carlton Crew and Roberta Williams. While Nicola knew the underworld's dirty secrets, they had no idea of hers. This explosive drama is the untold story of how one woman's secret double life helped to fight the Melbourne gangland wars and trigger a Royal Commission. Throughout the gangland wars Nicola Gobbo was the ultimate double agent. Against all the rules, she was betraying her clients to the police while defending them in court.
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TV Show: Fat Tony & Co. ( 2014 )
Set from 1990-2012, this series charts the rise and fall of Tony Mokbel, from pizza shop owner, to Australia's most successful drug baron, to his eventual arrest in Athens.
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TV Show: Underbelly ( 2008 )
Underbelly is part review, part exposé, and part skit comedy. We delve into the seedy underbelly of gaming, movies, comics, and the internets and attack its vulnerable underbelly for massive damage.
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Movie: Jack Irish: Black Tide ( 2012 )
Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is more than happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing f...Read all
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Movie: Cedar Boys ( 2009 )
A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit in
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Movie: The Snowtown Murders ( 2011 )
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
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Movie: Animal Kingdom ( 2010 )
A seventeen-year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
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Movie: Son of a Gun ( 2014 )
JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.
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Movie: John Doe: Vigilante ( 2014 )
An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.
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Movie: Broken Contract ( 2018 )
When Max, a down on his luck strip club owner, has his life and livelihood threatened by local gangsters, he turns to his wife's connections for help and hires a hitman to solve the problem once and for all. But before long, Max is blinded by his newfound power and his family finds him spinning off the rails as the body count piles up.
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Movie: Rise ( 2014 )
Rise is a true story about a young nurse falsely accused of rape. Stripped of his career and his freedom, Will is forced to survive maximum security jail. The film centers on an unlikely friendship formed with Jimmy, a hardened armed robber and the legal battle by a prominent lawyer who must compromise status and wage to prove his innocence.
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Movie: Jack Irish: Dead Point ( 2014 )
When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.
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Movie: X: Night of Vengeance ( 2011 )
A veteran call girl and a runaway prostitute witness a murder and must evade the killer as he chases them through Sydney.
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Movie: Acolytes ( 2009 )
Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.
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Movie: Convict ( 2020 )
Sent to prison because of manslaughter, Ray is challenged both physically and mentally by a sadistic prison boss.
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TV Show: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries ( 2012 )
Our glamorous lady detective, The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, swans into early 1929 Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.
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Movie: Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears ( 2020 )
After freeing a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin's forgotten tribe.
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TV Show: Jack Irish ( 2012 )
Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man really. An expert in finding those who don't want to be found – dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him.
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Movie: Happily ( 2021 )
A dark romantic comedy. Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.
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Movie: Headhunters ( 2011 )
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
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Movie: Thick as Thieves ( 2009 )
A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.
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Movie: Small Crimes ( 2017 )
A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.
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TV Show: Lucan ( 2013 )
Two-part drama recounting the events of a crime that shocked the nation and led to a fascinating mystery that has never been solved. In 1974, with escalating gambling debts and his marriage collapsing, Lord Lucan resorts to desperate measures to win custody of his children, with deadly consequences.
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TV Show: The Serpent ( 2021 )
Con man, escape artist, thief, master of disguise and psychopath, Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in the sensational unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal through 1975 and 1976. Having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents.When Herman Knippenberg, a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj's intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see these two diametrically opposed men engaged in a chase across the porous borders of the Asian Hippie Trail in its twilight years.The Serpent is based on the phenomenal true story of how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial.
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Movie: The Last Deadly Mission ( 2008 )
In Marseilles, the discredited and alcoholic Detective Schneider hijacks a bus and forces the bus driver with a gun to drive him home. He is arrested by the swat force and his washed up career in the police department practically ends. Schneider is removed from the investigation of a serial-killer that is committing hideous crimes against women and assigned to a bureaucratic work in the night-shift in the precinct. Through glimpses from his recollections, Schneider recalls the tragic accident that killed his daughter and left his wife attached to a life support system. Meanwhile, the sick criminal Charles Subra, who killed the parents of two girls many years ago, convinces the probation committee in the prison that he has found God and is regenerated and may be released. Justine, one of the daughters that survived, has never overcome the trauma of her loss and is worried with the possibility of the freedom of the criminal. When Schneider discovers the identity of the serial-killer, he finds also the corruption in the high command of the police, and he decides to go to his last mission on Earth in his descent to Hell.
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Movie: Safe House ( 2012 )
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
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Movie: Knives Out ( 2019 )
A detective investigates the death of the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
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Movie: Bad Company ( 1995 )
Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours. One of Crowe's co-workers, Tod Stapp, discovers Crowe's current CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Grimes, and blackmails him to be cut in on the deal. More blackmail occurs as Wells manipulates Crowe to kill Grimes, then the CIA uses that discovery to blackmail Wells into killing Crowe. Who can you trust???
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TV Show: Ripper Street ( 2012 )
The Whitechapel police fight to bring law to the lawless in the wake of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror.
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Movie: Boost ( 2017 )
When Jimmy finds a mysterious package in the trunk of his latest boost, he is thrust into a violent underworld of criminals, and a race against the clock to save a little girl's life.
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Movie: Welcome to the Punch ( 2013 )
When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
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Movie: Fifty Dead Men Walking ( 2009 )
Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.
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Movie: Fragmentary ( 2020 )
"Fragmentary" tells the story of Ben Sanderson, a man who believes he can travel to an alternate reality when he drinks alcohol, to see the love of his life, who was brutally murdered in a home invasion two years prior. As Ben starts to get a hold of his new found ability, a new threat surfaces that may kill him before he can seek the truth.
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Movie: 2 Dead 2 Kill ( 2014 )
A drug addict scrambles to track down $8 million of heroin while pursued by the city's rival mob bosses.
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Movie: Huo guo ying xiong ( 2016 )
When a young man and his friends dig a hole to expand their restaurant, they enter a nearby bank vault that is being robbed.
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Movie: Permanent ( 2014 )
Six unrelated people must push through their past and the mob underworld to discover what has controlled each of them all these years. Sex, Drugs, Guns and God have created a series of events which will leave each of them changed forever.
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TV Show: Jack the Ripper ( 1988 )
During the latter half of 1888 a notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper terrorises London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry.
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Movie: 48 Hours to Live ( 2016 )
A 3D hybrid merging the genres of film noir, dance, and mystery. A loner fresh out of rehab and hunted by both sides of the law returns home to solve the murder of his sister, and finds himself entangled in a game of revenge on the LA club circuit.
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Movie: The Contract ( 2006 )
A father and his son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.
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Movie: Brighton Rock ( 2011 )
An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who deduced that he killed a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent.
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Movie: If... Dog... Rabbit ( 2000 )
Johnnie Cooper (Matthew Modine) served time for an armed robbery, in which his father and brother also participated. When he's released from jail, he's determined to live a normal life, and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
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Movie: The Vanishing ( 2019 )
Based on the Flannan Isle mystery. A small relief boat approaches a tiny, isolated island where a lighthouse is located. They're to replenish the stocks and replace the crew of 3. After they dock no one greets them. The winch is broken. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table's laid for dinner. There's an upturned chair, 2 sets of yellow oilskins are missing - the 3 men have vanished.
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Movie: Guns, Girls and Gambling ( 2013 )
5 Elvis impersonators stay long after the contest playing poker, when a valuable mask is stolen from the Indian casino. Killers, incl. a sexy, blonde assassin, hunt down the Elvises to get the mask.
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Movie: Where the Truth Lies ( 2005 )
Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
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Movie: Wolf Mother ( 2016 )
In an attempt to rectify their criminal past, a once successful Hollywood starlet, turned prostitute, and a petty, misogynistic thief, set out together to solve a high profile child abduction case in San Francisco.
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TV Show: American Crime Story ( 2016 )
This anthology series dramatizes historic criminal cases in the U.S.
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Movie: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ( 2004 )
A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.
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Movie: Marauders ( 2016 )
When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
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Movie: Baby Driver ( 2017 )
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
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Movie: The Star Chamber ( 1983 )
Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
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Movie: Wind River ( 2017 )
A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.
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Movie: The Girl in the Spider's Web ( 2018 )
Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
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Movie: Miss Bala ( 2019 )
Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.
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TV Show: Tin Star ( 2017 )
A contemporary take on the Western genre, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, an ex-Metropolitan Police detective who starts a new life in Canada's Rocky Mountains.Set in a remote Canadian mountain town, where the opening of a new oil refinery fronted by the mysterious Mrs. Bradshaw introduces the small town to a world of drug-dealers, prostitution and organized crime. Police chief Jim Worth is thirsty for revenge after the murder of a member of his family.
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Movie: Harry Brown ( 2009 )
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
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Movie: Lady Vengeance ( 2005 )
After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.
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Movie: The Little Things ( 2021 )
Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.
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Movie: Peace Hotel ( 1995 )
Set circa 1930, "The King of Killers", a one-man killing machine who, after his wife's murder, has decided to set up the "Peace Hotel", a sanctuary where anyone can stay and be protected from those who want to harm them. Although he has pledged never to kick anyone out of the Peace Hotel, he is put to the test when a penniless female swindler, who is wanted by a vicious gang for murdering their boss, shows up. Now he has to decide whether to risk an all-out war with the gang, or whether to ask her to leave the hotel.
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Movie: The Killer ( 1989 )
A Hong Kong hitman accidentally blinds an innocent woman during a hit. He is determined to get her surgery to help her regain her sight but he needs to complete one more hit first. He completes the job but then is ambushed as he tries to escape: someone wants him dead. Meanwhile a resourceful, unorthodox police detective is hot on his trail.
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Movie: Ji dao zhui zong ( 1991 )
Ben, a Chinese student in Japan, falls for Meng and agrees to help her deliver a tape containing information that could start a war between the yakuza families.
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Movie: S Storm ( 2016 )
No sooner is a team at ICAC set up to investigate irregularities in soccer official betting in Hong Kong before a suspect is assassinated.
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Movie: Gangnam Blues ( 2015 )
Jong-Dae and Yong-Ki make a living by picking up paper and empty bottles. Both then join different gangster clan and becomes involved in a struggle of political interests over development in Gangnam, Seoul.
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Movie: Firestorm ( 2013 )
A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation. A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui (Andy Lau), hot on the trails of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people. But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou (Lam Ka Tung), an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui's snitch in exchange for a fresh start with his girlfriend Bing (Yao Chen). But little does he know what hellish situation he's getting himself into.
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Movie: Connected ( 2008 )
A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.
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Movie: Wolf Warrior ( 2015 )
A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.
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Movie: Running Out of Time ( 1999 )
Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.
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Movie: London Boulevard ( 2010 )
An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.
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Movie: Lords of London ( 2015 )
A London gangster must confront his ruthless father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry.
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Movie: Cassandra's Dream ( 2007 )
The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.
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Movie: The Clan ( 2015 )
The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
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Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier ( 2007 )
The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.
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Movie: Villain ( 2020 )
Eddie Franks is a former criminal who attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter and clearing his brother's debt. Despite his efforts, he is drawn back into a criminal way of life, with devastating consequences.
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Movie: The Advocate ( 1994 )
In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is pushed to defend a pig, owned by the mysterious gypsy Samira. The pig has been arrested for the murder of a young boy.
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Movie: Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger ( 2014 )
A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.
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TV Show: Big Dogs ( 2020 )
In a violent, anarchic alternate reality of New York City besieged by financial collapse, and a surging crime wave, an underworld economy of "speaks" -- illegal, debaucherous after-hours clubs linked by a web of taxicabs -- is thriving.For extra cash, fashion photographer Renny has been moving party drugs through the taxi network for his boss, Reza, the local front man for an international crime syndicate looking to take over the city. When Renny is forced by Reza to step up his game as a dealer to a dangerous degree, he soon finds himself in the cross-hairs of both Reza and Detective Sixto Santiago, whose experimental NYPD unit is using undercover taxis to crack down on the chaotic drug trade. After Santiago's commander Captain McKeutchen partners him with the mysterious and brutal new arrival Everett More, the two become entangled in a web of numerous government agencies and crime organizations circling a beleaguered New York, exposing a fight for control of both the city and the country at large.
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TV Show: Femme Fatales ( 2011 )
Inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels, this provocative hit series tells the stories of dangerous women who find extraordinary ways of coping with their problems, channeling their survival instincts and bringing out their inner guile.
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Movie: Shakedown ( 1988 )
A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.
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Movie: Finding Steve McQueen ( 2019 )
In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon's secret fund.
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Movie: Femme Fatale ( 2002 )
A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
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Movie: The Last Days of American Crime ( 2020 )
In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.
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Movie: King of Thieves ( 2018 )
A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.
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Movie: Pride and Glory ( 2008 )
A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
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Movie: Destroyer ( 2018 )
A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.
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Movie: The Conspirator ( 2011 )
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
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Movie: A Most Wanted Man ( 2014 )
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
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Movie: Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman ( 2006 )
The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.