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Gangster Squad is a american film of genre Drama directed by Ruben Fleischer released in USA on 11 january 2013 with Josh Brolin

Gangster Squad (2013)

Gangster Squad
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Released in USA 11 january 2013
Length 1h53
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Mob film,    Action,    Crime
Rating66% 3.3471553.3471553.3471553.3471553.347155

Gangster Squad is a 2013 American crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn.

The story is loosely based on the Los Angeles Police Department officers and detectives who formed a group called the "Gangster Squad unit" who attempted to combat Mickey Cohen and his gang during the 1940s and 1950s. It was originally set to be released September 7, 2012, but in the wake of the 2012 Aurora shooting, the release date was changed to January 11, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures. When in fact the film, the characters, and the events are mostly fictionalized, the LAPD did have a unit called the "Gangster Squad" which was created when Clemence B. Horrall was the LAPD's Chief of Police. A similar theme is the basis of a 1996 film, Mulholland Falls, and a 2013 television miniseries, Mob City.

Synopsis

In 1949 Los Angeles, gangster Mickey Cohen wants to control all organized crime and argues with local mobster Jack Dragna that they should not allow the East coast mafia to run the town. Meanwhile, LAPD Detective Sergeant John "Sarge" O'Mara raids a Cohen-owned brothel to save a woman from being raped, gaining the attention of Police Chief Bill Parker. Parker believes that more drastic measures need to be taken against men like Cohen, and tasks O'Mara to begin waging a guerrilla campaign against the mobsters. He tells O'Mara (a former OSS commando during World War II) to use his special operations training, learned at Camp X during World War II, and to select a small team that will work without badges or official support from the police.

Actors

Josh Brolin

(John O'Mara)
Ryan Gosling

(Sgt. Jerry Wooters)
Sean Penn

(Mickey Cohen)
Nick Nolte

(Bill Parker)
Emma Stone

(Grace Faraday)
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