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Actors: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight

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Pride and Glory focuses on the story of a two generation cop family, at Christmas time.
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It starts at a charity game, where police officers play against each other, when a call comes that four of theirs was shot on duty. The game stops and everyone rushes to the crime scene. As it turns out they were Jimmy's guys, he was their sergeant.

Jimmy is married to the family, his father-in-law Frances sr., his brothers-in-law Frances jr. and Ray are also cops.

An investigation starts, And Frances sr. asks his son Ray to join the investigation, to figure out who is the guy responsible for the killings. So Ray starts investigating. While he does this, Jimmy and his group of officers also hit the streets to find and kill the copkillers, and to get back their money. Because Jimmy and his men are corrupt, they protect and do business with a drugdealer, Tezo. They find the white taxi Ray is looking for (in which the copkiller ran away) and burn it.

During this time Tezo, a drugdealer who is responsible for the killing, gets patched up, and kills his doctor. Ray visits his soon to be ex-wife, they talk, it's depressing.
Jimmy's men visit Pepe, a local latino shopkeeper, beat him up to collect information on Tezo. And during this, they take the money from the counter.
After this the cop family gets together to celebrate Christmas, and it turns out that Francis sr. has a fondness for alcohol and Francis jr.'s wife suffers from cancer.
Then a band of latinos are ambushed in a flat. The police arrives to investigate. Ray talks to the witness. She tells him that a policeman (Sandy) helped Tezo escape.

Then a funeral takes place. There Ray confronts his brother about the cops, and the possility of a botched drug bust. Also Ray gets a visit from his father. Then a speech comes about the protection of the family, the protection of the force.

Then Francis jr. confronts Sandy (because he does have a guy named Sandy in his group, he denied to Ray) and Sandy tells him, that Jimmy sent the men to kill Tezo, take his money, and do business with Casado (another drug dealer) instead. Also, everybody knew about it.

Meanwhile we get glimpses of the lives of Francis jr. and Jimmy. Also Jimmy is visited by Casado. He is there to pressure Jimmy to kill Tezo as they agreed.
Later Jimmy and his men visit Tezo's 'lieutenant' Coco Domingez and his family to get information on Tezo. During the attack they threathen to burn a baby with a hot iron, which breaks Coco.

Meanwhile Ray gets in touch with one of his informants, and learns, where Tezo is.
He gets there but a bit too late, for Jimmy is there already, torturing Tezo. Ray stops them, but Jimmy takes Ray's gun and kills Tezo, implicating him as well.
After this Francis jr. visits Ray and tells him to take one for him, because his wife is dying and he will be cut by the knees if this gets out.

Then Sandy calls a reporter, to tell him about the four cops who got killed. That the cops are all dirty, they are guns for hire, they deal with drug dealers, and promptly kills himself in the reporter's car. The police tries to isolate itself from what happened, and Francis jr. confronts Jimmy in a bar.

An internal investigation begins. All the cops testify. Jimmy tries to smear Ray for what happened. Ray denies shooting Tezo. This results in Ray fighting with his family over the protection of their positions and the family.
Meanwhile the other police officers who robbed the latino shop at the beginning have a go at it again, but the store owner attacks them with a gun. Shootout ensues, emotions ride high, while Ray and his brother Francis jr. set ot to catch Jimmy. But the shootout results in a riot, So Francis jr. has to go there, while Ray goes to retrive Jimmy. So Ray and Jimmy fight in the bar, and then Jimmy gets killed by the mob for all the abuse he's done.
The whole story ends up in court.
Best part of story, including ending: It is awfully boring, forced in the emotional aspect and extremely violent in other cases. There is no balance whatsoever. But everything comes down to the "family".

Best scene in story: I had none. It's a hard film to enjoy. Way too pathetic for my taste.

Opinion about the main character: Ray is a honest man, who tries to do the right thing, while his family is trying to steer him from his path. He is the only one whose main intrest is not only himself.

The review of this Movie prepared by Angela Szilagyi a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Pride and Glory

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   General European

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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