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The film tells the story of three police officers operating in the Projects. They are:

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The film tells the story of three police officers operating in the Brooklyn Projects. They are:



* 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]].

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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:
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Eddie survives the violent shoot out shootout 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]].
benefits]].



* 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. For added irony, Rosario had earlier objected to the racist jokes made by his poker buddies with a reminder that his own wife is black]].

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Tango. At the beginning of the movie, he complains that he's tired of being undercover because other cops mistaken mistake 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. For added irony, Rosario had earlier objected to the racist jokes made by his poker buddies with a reminder that his own wife is black]].



* DownerEnding: In the alternate ending, [[spoiler: Eddie kills himself soon after]], and it turns out that [[spoiler: Caz faked his death]].



* KillerCop: Sal, in the very first scene, shoots a criminal and steals his money. He then later kills some drug dealers to do the same thing [[spoiler: before being shot dead himself]].



* 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.]]
* TriggerHappy: Downplayed by Sal. Special mention goes to the rookie cop, who holds a gun on a teen's head and ends up accidentally firing.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Detective Butler aka. 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.]]
* TriggerHappy: Downplayed by Sal. Special mention goes to the rookie cop, who holds a gun on a teen's head and ends up accidentally firing.firing, leaving the teen deaf.


* BlackAndGrayMorality: The central theme of the film. Many of the "villains" are equally or more sympathetic than the people who stay on the right side of the law, while there are quite a few honest and dedicated officers who only end up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero making things worse]] (such as [[spoiler:Ronny's attempt to stop Sal leading him to kill Tango, and only belatedly realizing Tango is a fellow officer. The two eager young officers who shadow Duggan also end up coming to ruin in different ways.]]).

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The central theme of the film. Many of the "villains" are equally or more sympathetic than the people who stay on the right side of the law, while there are quite a few honest and dedicated officers who only end up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero making things worse]] (such as [[spoiler:Ronny's attempt to stop Sal leading him to kill Tango, and only belatedly realizing Tango is a fellow officer.Tango. The two eager young officers who shadow Duggan also end up coming to ruin in different ways.]]). Then there are people like Agent Smith, who is on the side of "good" in the sense that she's committed to putting away drug dealers, but who is at the same time a massive {{Jerkass}} and racist.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rosario, [[spoiler:upon discovering he's just shot and killed a fellow officer.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rosario, [[spoiler:upon discovering the man he's just shot and killed is a fellow police officer.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Tango's superiors, particularly Agent Smith, are so awful to him that [[spoiler:they push him closer and closer to BecomingTheMask.]]
** Rosario's UnwantedAssistance, while he is behaving completely reasonably and compassionately, nevertheless makes things worse. [[spoiler:First when he interrupts Sal during a raid and prevents him from stealing the drug dealers' money cache, which leads to Sal's desperate raid at the end. And second, when Rosario follows Sal during the final act, he ends up intervening in Tango and Red's fight and killing Tango in the mistaken belief that he's stopping a criminal.
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* 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?

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* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Sal's death]]. A random guy (presumably Man Man, a drug dealer) lookout, 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?



* 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.

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* KarmaHoudini: The Man Man, 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.



* 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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* 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. ]]]]
* TriggerHappy: Downplayed by Sal. Special mention goes to the rookie cop, who holds a gun on a teen's head and ends up accidentally firing.


* PacManFever: This is averted, as some of the drug dealers are shown playing ''{{Mercenaries}}'' on a [=PS2=].

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* PacManFever: This is averted, as some of the drug dealers are shown playing ''{{Mercenaries}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' on a [=PS2=].

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* KnightTemplarParent: Sal, to the point of becoming a TragicVillain.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The central theme of the film. Many of the "villains" are equally or more sympathetic than the people who stay on the right side of the law, while there are quite a few honest and dedicated officers who only end up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero making things worse]] (such as [[spoiler:Ronny's attempt to stop Sal leading him to kill Tango, and only belatedly realizing Tango is a fellow officer. The two eager young officers who shadow Duggan also end up coming to ruin in different ways.]]).


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Eddieo strangles one of the kiddnapers to death with a ''zip tie''.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Eddieo Eddie strangles one of the kiddnapers kidnappers to death with a ''zip tie''.


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* LawOfInverseFertility: Sal and Ronny. Sal's already in desperation trying to support five kids when he learns his wife is pregnant with twins; Ronny, while well-meaning, is unsympathetic to that as a problem as he and his wife long for kids but cannot have them.


* AffablyEvil: Caz the drug dealer is more likable than many of the "good" guys.



* 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]].

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* 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]].death. For added irony, Rosario had earlier objected to the racist jokes made by his poker buddies with a reminder that his own wife is black]].


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rosario, [[spoiler:upon discovering he's just shot and killed a fellow officer.]]


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* PapaWolf: Sal goes absolutely berserk when his poker buddies behave poorly around his kids.


* 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.]]

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* BigApplesauce
BigApplesauce: New York to a tee and then some.
* 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 New Jersey State Troopers 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.]]



* BrooklynRage
* ClusterFBomb

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* BrooklynRage
BrooklynRage: Both Clarence and Sal have this in them when they really get pissed off.
* ClusterFBombClusterFBomb: There’s not one scene where there’s one not dropped.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Eddie strangles a man to death with a ''zip tie''.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Eddie Eddieo strangles a man one of the kiddnapers to death with a ''zip tie''.tie''.


* 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.

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* 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'' ''Film/PrettyWoman'' fame.


* NewYorkCityCops

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* PacManFever: This is averted, as some of the drug dealers are shown playing ''{{Mercenaries}}'' on a PS2.

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* PacManFever: This is averted, as some of the drug dealers are shown playing ''{{Mercenaries}}'' on a PS2.[=PS2=].


'''''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.

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'''''Brooklyn's Finest''''' ''Brooklyn's Finest'' is a 2010 American crime film starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/DonCheadle, Creator/EthanHawke, and Wesley Snipes.Creator/WesleySnipes. 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.

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