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Product Details

  • Actors: David Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols
  • Directors: Josh C. Waller
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, THX, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HSJ2CSE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,277 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

When narcotics detective Eugene Mack McCanick (David Morse, THE GREEN MILE) discovers that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith, "Glee") has been released from prison, he instigates a brutal manhunt, without permission from the Chief of Police (Ciaran Hinds, THERE WILL BE BLOOD). The frenzy of paranoia and violence that follows pushes Mack and his partner to the edge of the law. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the closer he gets to a secret from his past - one that only Weeks can expose.

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"A taut, well-executed thriller" --Twitch

A gritty action thriller that will keep you guessing until the end...David Morse is brilliant. --Toronto Film Scene

A must-see. David Morse s performance is perfection... Cory Monteith delivers all the way. --The Art Scene

Customer Reviews

It's a twisted story.
Lola
As a script/story goes, this never really raises to the level of interesting and the numerous flashbacks only underscore the weakness of same.
Richardson
Maybe, i just watched it on a bad day or maybe the movie was not that good after all.
Rockin Ron

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By heather on February 28, 2014
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A very solid performance by Cory Monteith and he delivers a twist that you didn't see coming. The best scenes are whenever David Morse and Cory Monteith are on screen together. Really wished Ciaran Hinds was utilized more....
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 8, 2014
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Best bad cop movie I've seen in awhile. David Morse and Cory Monteith were fantastic. Great chemistry. You will love this movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on January 10, 2014
Format: DVD
Eugene McCanick (David Morse) is an unlikeable Philadelphia cop who has a bad relationship with his son and everyone else on the planet. He has no trouble lying to his partner. When Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith) gets paroled, McCanick is told to stay away from him which lasts for two scenes.

The film consists of McCanick attempting to find Weeks through young male prostitutes, of which Weeks was one. The movie is told with flashbacks to amplify the lies of our main character. I watched the film not knowing where it was going through boring action and drama scenes, hoping the film would make sense and redeem itself. Unfortunately, once I had figured out what I was watching, I couldn't wait for it to end. Sorry. No spoilers.

Not my cup of poison.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richardson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I really wanted to like this movie, I love thrillers and police thrillers even better and I've been a fan of David Morse for as long as he's been acting....so to see him in a lead was exciting for me.

Sadly, other than his performance, this movie is a mess and a boring mess at that. The title of my review refers to a line said to our protagonist Eugene McCanick after a pathetic one man stand..... and it's obviously a reference to "The French Connection" which in the making of the film makers claim is an inspiration. Let me get this on the record, comparing this film to "The French Connection" is like comparing the Albuquerque Dukes to the New York Yankees!

As a script/story goes, this never really raises to the level of interesting and the numerous flashbacks only underscore the weakness of same. As far as the film itself, it looks amateurish..... flat contrast and featuring a distinct yellow/green cast in some sort of attempt to hide the cheap stock I suppose or be artsy.... ultimately it looks as bad as the script. There is a reason that this script sat in a drawer for over a decade ... it isn't good, original or in any way interesting or involving.

I am not a Glee fan so I can't compare the gentleman who had a smaller role or relate his performance to his more well known role... I know he's passed away and that he may be more of interest to folks than this movie and it may be a curiosity for that alone. He was fine in his performance but given the overall "who cares" script .. his talent was wasted as was Mr Morse. They were surrounded for the most part by amateurish actors.... this thing just stinks. As I paid only ten bucks for the blu ray I can't give it a 1 star.... but please don't waste your money....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By By CJs Pirate on August 5, 2014
Format: DVD
McCanick is an odd movie. It is neither great nor bad, it's just "eh". David Morse to some is from St. Elsewhere. Since I've never watched the program, to me he's always been a cop. Whether he was a good or bad cop depended on the situation.

In McCanick, Morse, playing the title character is obsessed with putting away Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith) after his release from prison. So obsessed with doing that, McCanick accidently shoots his partner Floyd (Mike Vogel of Under the Dome [HD] fame) and eventually blames Weeks for the shooting.

McCanick's boss, Jerry Quinn (Ciaran Hinds Caesar of Rome fame) has issues with McCanick's fixation on putting Weeks away.

In some ways it's a thought providing movie. There's some action but mostly it just moves along at its own pace.
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Format: DVD
On the surface, McCanick is a simple story of a cop going after an ex-con who he has a history with. As the film progresses, the lines begin to blur, leaving the audience to question who is really the good guy and who is actually the bad guy? This film is notable, as it is the last thing Glee star Cory Monteith worked on before he died, and it was a definite change in direction for the young star. The story starts on Eugene Wellington McCanick's birthday, a happy day that should mark a reunion with his son, but instead marks a day where he learns that the biggest bust of his career, acquiesced killer Simon Wells (Cory Monteith) had been paroled. McCanick is ordered to leave the situation alone, but he can't rest while this man is on the street and McCanick goes looking for trouble. This is a very dark and methodical drama that really seems to have no depth whatsoever, until you see both sides of the story presented in flashbacks. David Morse stars as your typical tough loner cop, whose life is all about the job. The kind of cop that takes his job personally and will do whatever it takes to bust the people he sees as a threat to his city. When I think tough guy, David Morse is not the first person who comes to mind, but he has a history of playing both the good and the bad guy, making the role of Eugene McCanick perfect for him. He's paired with Cory Monteith, who as a teen heartthrob, has never really been seen as more than a sweet, loveable guy. Simon Wells is anything but sweet an loveable, as he's been severally damaged by a life on the streets, but the question becomes just how bad a guy is he? McCanick is the kind of film where everything seems to be laid right out in front of you, the kind of film where you're not expecting a surprise, but that's the whole premise of the film.Read more ›
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