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McCanick (2013)

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Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.

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Josh C. Waller

Writer:

Daniel Noah

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
Cory Monteith ... Simon Weeks
Mike Vogel ... Floyd Intrator
Rachel Nichols ... Amy Intrator
Ciarán Hinds ... Jerry Quinn
Tracie Thoms ... Alice
Trevor Morgan ... Louis
Aaron Yoo ... Carl
Mark Anthony Ashton ... Derek ('Fat F**k')
Kia Nguyen Kia Nguyen ... Gubb
Kevin Daniels ... Undercover Tanktop
Damian Wallace Damian Wallace ... Tracksuit
Nakia Dillard ... Short Guy
Franklin Ojeda Smith ... Julius
Daniel Vespa Daniel Vespa ... Ainsley
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Storyline

When narcotics detective Eugene 'Mack' McCanick discovers that a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks, has been released from prison, it triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence. Mack and his partner, Floyd, mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose. The truth is revealed in the explosive finale, which culminates in a surprisingly emotional confrontation not just between McCanick and Weeks, but also between McCanick and himself.

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Let the punishment fit the crime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

МакКаник See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,929, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$2,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,572
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cory Monteith's final film before his sudden passing in July 2013. His scenes were filmed in October, 2012 while he was still shooting Glee (2009)'s fourth season. See more »

Quotes

Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: It's good you're reading a book.
Floyd Intrator: Oh yeah?
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: It's good for a kid like you.
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Connections

References The French Connection (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

DYING CITY
Written and performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
(from the album "AND IN THE ENDLESS PAUSE THERE CAME THE SOUND OF BEES")
NTOV 2010 published by MUTE SONG
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A slice of the tragic.
14 January 2015 | by currey-231-898201See all my reviews

I was amazed at the negative reviews of this film. I simply bawled.

David Morse acted superbly the plight of a man who is coming to know who he is and what he is capable of given certain circumstances. Only a man of conscience could react the way the lead character did in this film.

This is a psychological drama/thriller that keeps one guessing till the end and reveals the tragedy of the human condition with great poignancy.

Perhaps the secret that the lead was dealing with was concealed in a rather confusing fashion and made it hard to follow along but it is a ploy often used in the movies and doesn't take away from the core theme of the story. I cannot explain the core theme without giving away too much so I will just admonish viewers to take the time to watch this almost masterpiece of psychology if they have lived a little and are honest.


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