'''''Brooklyn's Finest''''' is a 2010 American crime film starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin, a one-time subway flagger from East New York. It was the first film to sell at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, for a sales price of "under 5 million dollars." The film was released in North America on March 5, 2010.

The film tells the story of three police officers operating in the Projects. They are:
* '''Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida:''' He lives a life on the edge, leading armed police assaults on gangs, ever tempted by the fortune in drug money left unguarded at the crime scenes. He desperately needs to move house, as the fungal infection in the walls of his current house is harming his pregnant wife.
* '''Officer Eddie Duggan:''' a senior beat cop who has one week until retirement. What with his lousy record and not a single friend left on the force, he has little to look forward to (he starts every morning with a shot of whiskey, whilst pointing a gun to his own head).
* '''Detective Clarence "Tango" Butler:''' an undercover cop who has infiltrated a gang working out of the projects. Pressured by his asshole superiors, the fear of being ratted, and his own feelings of camaraderie towards a gang leader he has befriended.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Out of the four lead characters, Eddie is the only one who survives]].
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Pretty much the premise about the cops themselves.
* BigApplesauce
* BecomingTheMask: A strange case in Butler/Tango. Clarence Butler seems to fear this happening if he stays undercover. This is evident when he tells his superior how he considered killing two highway officers during a traffic stop and regretting not doing so once he found out about the police robbery/murder. This is why he pleads for a desk job. Since he [[spoiler: ends up getting killed by another officer while in the midst of carrying out street justice, it seems he may have indeed become the mask, though he was trying to hide behind the badge.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Eddie survives the violent shoot out and retires with dignity. Sal provides the money for his wife and kids, [[spoiler: but said money was his life insurance]], Clarence [[spoiler: dies, but claims his revenge]].
** Its never revealed if Sal's family got any [[spoiler: life insurance,]] and since [[spoiler: he was killed in the midst of his own robbery and not in the line of duty, his family will probably not get any police benefits]].
** DownerEnding: In the alternate ending, [[spoiler: Eddie kills himself soon after]], and it turns out that [[spoiler: Caz faked his death]].
* BrooklynRage
* ClusterFBomb
* CrapSackWorld: The Projects.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Eddie strangles a man to death with a ''zip tie''.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Tango. At the beginning of the movie, he complains that he's tired of being undercover because other cops mistaken him for being a thug simply for being "a black man in a black car." At the end of the film, he gets killed for that very same reason: Rosario accidentally thought he was a thug shooting another person in the middle of the street, so he shot him to death]].
* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler:Sal, [[RuleOfSymbolism to the point where his death is almost symbolic]]. He gets shot in the back while he's busy trying to steal as much money as possible from a drug dealer's apartment, oblivious to everything around him. And then he slowly bleeds out on the floor, with a pile of money scattered around his body]].
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Sal's death]]. A random guy (presumably a drug dealer) sees him walking into an apartment complex, then a few minutes later, [[spoiler:he randomly shows up and kills Sal]]. And then he runs away. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere much?
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Amusingly enough, Duggan doesn't get to run off with Chantal, a hooker who appears to be his only friend. Made all the more amusing by the character's actor being Richard Geere of ''PrettyWoman'' fame.
* DirtyCop: The entire premise.
* DrivenToSuicide: In an alternate ending, [[spoiler:Eddie kills himself while fishing.]]
* KarmaHoudini: The man who [[spoiler:shot and killed Sal]] runs away and presumably disappears before Rosario or any other cops even find out who he is.
* NewYorkCityCops
* OnlyAFleshWound: Even after Eddie shoots a man in the chest, he still has enough power to [[spoiler:attack and nearly kill Eddie]]. TruthInTelevision though, as some suspects have shrugged off seemingly fatal gunshot wounds.
* PacManFever: This is averted, as some of the drug dealers are shown playing ''{{Mercenaries}}'' on a PS2.
* RabidCop: The cops themselves had lost their sense of morality by the time the film begins.
* {{Retirony}}: Deliberately averted by Eddie, who starts the film with two weeks before retirement and has no ambition except to [[GenreSavvy keep his head down and avoid any trouble]], to the point where a rookie who's assigned to him calls him out for being a coward. [[spoiler: Inverted when said rookie is unceremoniously killed off screen in his first week on the job, while Eddie is the only one of the three main characters to survive to the end.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Detective Butler aka. "Tango" [[spoiler: guns down an already wounded Red in the street, emptying a whole clip into him (with a Jericho 941 no less.) Then pops another clip in to empty it as well. He's shot before he could though. ]]
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