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  • Actors: Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Carl Bradshaw, Audrey Reid, Winston 'Bello' Bell
  • Directors: Chris Browne
  • Writers: Chris Browne, Chris Salewicz, Suzanne Fenn
  • Producers: Carl Bradshaw, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Chris Blackwell, Dan Genetti
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • DVD Release Date: August 29, 2000
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6306004440
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,305 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Third World Cop" on IMDb

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THIRD WORLD COP

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Shot on the streets of Kingston and set to a rich reggae score by Sly and Robbie, the highest-grossing film in Jamaican cinema (according to the producers) is a simple cops-and-gangsters thriller that drops the usual two-fisted cop clichés into the slums of a Third World reality. Charismatic Paul Campbell (who starred in the previous Jamaican hit Dancehall Queen) is Capone, a Jamaican Dirty Harry who wades into shootouts with both guns blazing. His maverick reputation lands him in Kingston, his hometown, where he tracks a gun-smuggling scheme to his boyhood friend Ratty (Mark Danvers), now the ambitious right-hand man to the local kingpin. It's a familiar story and the timid script always chooses action over drama. Capone's violent methods are never questioned, even when he's faced with old friends instead of faceless hoods, and he's given unimaginable leeway to shoot his way through the criminal population. Shot on digital video and released to theaters in a smeary-looking transfer, the video release is mastered from the digital source and looks infinitely better than its theatrical incarnation: crisp, bright, and vivid. The energetic style helps the picture overcome some of its generic cop-movie clichés, but the real draw is the street grit of clapboard houses, corrugated metal fences, and concrete brick homes: the matter-of-fact poverty of Kingston's slums. --Sean Axmaker

Customer Reviews

I would recommend this user to anyone, it arrive promptly and brand new.
Danae Sinclair
I sincerely hope this movie gives each of them the credit they deserve and that this is the beginning of a prospective future.
Adrienne
Very excellently done - realistic and dramatic situations that keep you captivated from beginning to end.
J. C. Hyatt

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Fennessy on August 9, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
If you've ever wondered what it takes to succeed as a cop in a Third World country like Jamaica, writer/director Chris Browne has a simple answer for you -- be as ruthless as the criminals. But despite the charisma of lead actor Paul Campbell ("Dancehall Queen"), it's hard to root for a lawman with an itchier trigger finger than all the bad guys in the film combined. Consequently, his childhood friend, Ratty (Mark Danvers), a dancehall promoter by day/gunrunner by night comes across as the better man simply because he's that much less violent. Of course, it's possible that we're meant to see Ratty's importing and distribution of weaponry as the *means* by which gunfire continues to fill the air of Kingston Town as loudly and as insistently as dancehall. But never fear! Campbell's Capone, like De Niro before him, proceeds to "wipe the scum off the streets" until there's no scum left to wipe. And that may very well make him a successful cop...but at what cost? That will have to wait for another movie. Nonetheless, fans of Carribean culture will probably want to check out what has become the most successful Jamaican film of all time (despite camera work that often makes it looks like a home movie). Music by Sly and Robbie and featuring an appearance by veteran actor, Carl Bradshaw ("The Harder They Come") as Ratty's boss, The Don.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "mskris2u" on July 11, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I bought this video because it had some of the same actors as "Dancehall Queen" and boy did I get my monies worth! I like that Paul Campbell, the bad guy in "Dancehall Queen", is the hero in "Third World Cop". I enjoyed the interplay of action, drama, and comedy. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed "Dancehall Queen" and does not mind some non-graphic violence.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Potter on January 17, 2003
Format: DVD
This is a great movie, especially if you like "Dancehall Queen". Paul Campbell does a great job as Capone and Carl Bradshaw is excellent as usual as the crime boss. While the story is somewhat generic it is still well worth watching.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Frankel on August 30, 2000
Format: DVD
A Jamaican "Dirty Harry" is the quickest way to sum up this movie, and that is a complement.
Paul Campbell plays Capone, a tough cop who has just been transferred to Kingston to help get a handle on the crime scene there. His first assignment has him going back to his hometown on the trail of some stolen guns. As fate would have it he runs into his buddies from childhood including his best friend, Ratty. Unfortunately Ratty turns out to be the right hand man for the local crime boss.
The picture quality of this DVD is excellent as it was shot using digital cameras which makes the transition to DVD a perfect match. I wish it had been shot as a widescreen feature instead of full-frame, but I can certainly understand them not making that decision.
BTW, during the scene where Capone is using a laptop computer, be sure to notice the names of the folders on the desktop! - moviesforguys.com
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rouse on December 31, 2000
Format: DVD
Chris Browne's film had my attention right away. Not only is it a great story in the tradition of John Woo, Brothers on the opsite sides of the law but has the same grim ending of all great Woo Films. THe DanceHall Sound Track really keeps the film pumping. The use of video in this film really makes me believe that films can be shot on video and have the same impact as somthing shot on 35mm. This film is really worth your time. Chris Browne Rules as a director and I hope he gets another film here in the states
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mikey Roots on August 28, 2000
Format: DVD
Massive, this movie totally eclipsed "Harder They Come" one of Jamaica's finest. This action packed film highlights the struggle of a Jamaican cop who has to returned to his former stompping only to discover his brethren from his youth is on the wrong side of the law. A gripping tale of blood, guts, and a traditional yard style humour, seen.
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By Danae Sinclair on April 26, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I would recommend this user to anyone, it arrive promptly and brand new. Package was never opened so I know its not used.
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By Ric on August 8, 2013
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An excellent movie about life as a cop in Jamaica. we have alot of fun watching this movie with friends from Jamrock!
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