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Edison (2005)

Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

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David J. Burke

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David J. Burke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Ashford
Kevin Spacey ... Wallace
Justin Timberlake ... Pollack
LL Cool J ... Deed
Dylan McDermott ... Lazerov
John Heard ... Tilman
Cary Elwes ... Reigert
Roselyn Sanchez ... Maria
Damien Dante Wayans ... Isiaha
Garfield Wilson ... Rook
Marco Sanchez ... Reyes
Darryl Quon ... Wu
Andrew Jackson ... Ives
Tim Perez ... Butler (as Tim Paul Perez)
Piper Perabo ... Willow
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Storyline

Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it. Written by Ploy P.

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Taglines:

Corruption, Righteousness, Lawless, In this city, only the cops are above the law.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciudad sin ley See more »

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Budget:

$25,150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When a Twitter user asked his followers for a bad Kevin Spacey movie, Kevin Spacey himself replied, "Edison". See more »

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After Moses and Josh have been to see the DA there is a scene down a walkway where a female extra walks past in one shot and again when the angle is changed and then disappears for the third angle. See more »

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Terrible Role Miscast
23 November 2005 | by mourngrym1969See all my reviews

Wow. I do not think I have ever seen a movie with so many great actors that had such a pivotal role so miscast. Justin Timberlake is perhaps the single worst actor to land a bigtime role in a movie with the star power and money behind it that Edison had.

His acting was PAINFUL to observe. The story was OK and all the other characters were played by professional actors, heck, even LL Cool J was fine since he has had numerous small parts to cut his teeth on. How the director and movie company figured that Timberlake was ready for this role there is no way to comprehend.

His character ruins the entire experience since every time he is on screen you are actually rooting for the corrupt cops to cap his sorry ass, and he is supposed to be the hero... I would not waste money on this one at the theater or on video. MAYBE if you have HBO and have NOTHING else to do at 2am on a Saturday night and you are drunk and stoned, this may be OK.

Watching Timberlake in this role was like watching a human 'Kermit the Frog' act in a Hollywood Blockbuster, just didn't work at all.


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