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''Clockers'' is a 1995 Creator/SpikeLee movie ([[TheFilmOfTheBook based on the novel by Richard Price]]) about the events surrounding the a murder of a night manager of a fast food restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Similar to "TV/TheWire," it's one part PoliceProcedural, one part "hood movie," taking a bleak look at how the war on drugs systematically destroys the lives of the African-Americans living in the projects.

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''Clockers'' is a 1995 Creator/SpikeLee movie ([[TheFilmOfTheBook based on the novel by Richard Price]]) about the events surrounding the a murder of a night manager of a fast food restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Similar to "TV/TheWire," ''Series/TheWire'', it's one part PoliceProcedural, one part "hood movie," taking a bleak look at how the war on drugs systematically destroys the lives of the African-Americans living in the projects.



That night, Darryl Adams is found murdered in the restaurant's parking lot. Homicide detectives Klein (Harvey Keitel) and Mazilli (John Turturro) arrive to investigate, and the case appears to be open-and-shut when a man named Victor Dunham (Isaiah Washington) confesses to shooting Adams in self defense. By all accounts, Victor is an honest, hard-working man struggling to raise a family in the projects on two low-income jobs. Klein doesn't believe the confession, especially when he discovers that Victor is Strike's older brother. Klein believes Victor is covering for Strike, who is a "known scumbag" in Rodney Little's organization who had motive to kill Darryl Adams.

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That night, Darryl Adams is found murdered in the restaurant's parking lot. Homicide detectives Klein (Harvey Keitel) (Creator/HarveyKeitel) and Mazilli (John Turturro) (Creator/JohnTurturro) arrive to investigate, and the case appears to be open-and-shut when a man named Victor Dunham (Isaiah Washington) confesses to shooting Adams in self defense. By all accounts, Victor is an honest, hard-working man struggling to raise a family in the projects on two low-income jobs. Klein doesn't believe the confession, especially when he discovers that Victor is Strike's older brother. Klein believes Victor is covering for Strike, who is a "known scumbag" in Rodney Little's organization who had motive to kill Darryl Adams.


* INeverSaidItWasPoison: An inversion. Victor has confessed to the crime, but Klein doesn't think it adds up that he shot Darryl in self-defense, especially when Victor can't seem to get the details of the crime right.

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: An inversion. Victor has confessed to the crime, but Klein doesn't think it adds up that he shot Darryl in self-defense, especially when because Victor can't seem to get the details of the crime right.


* INeverSaidItWasPoison: An inversion. Victor has confessed to the crime, but Klein doesn't think it adds up for a stand-up citizen to murder someone in cold blood, especially when Victor can't seem to get the details of the crime right.

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: An inversion. Victor has confessed to the crime, but Klein doesn't think it adds up for a stand-up citizen to murder someone that he shot Darryl in cold blood, self-defense, especially when Victor can't seem to get the details of the crime right.


* GoodIsNotNice: Andre the Giant, the black housing cop who patrols the projects. He is always looking out for the kids in the neighborhood and is angry to see Strike turn into a clocker. When Strike leads Tyrone down the same path, Andre proves how not-nice he can be.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Andre the Giant, the black housing cop who patrols the projects. He is always looking out for the kids in the neighborhood and is angry to see Strike turn into a clocker. When [[spoiler: Strike leads Tyrone down the same path, path,]] Andre proves how not-nice he can be.

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* AbsoluteXenophobe: describes some of the cops here. Including two cops who say they wish the projects were blown up to pieces, killing all the blacks in them.

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* PointofNoReturn: [[spoiler: the ending. Strike is banished from the inner city by Andre. Rocco adds on to this, telling Strike that he'll arrest Strike and put him in a cell with Rodney. However, Strike gets his chance at a new life, but at that cost. He can never return to New York.]]


* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Errol Barnes, shot to death by Tyrone. Errol went to prison for murdering a child.]]


===> **Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams which fails because he doesn't confess. Not even Andy ever turns evil.

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===> --> **Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams which fails because he doesn't confess. Not even Andy ever turns evil.


* AssholeVictim: a few examples. Darryl Adams being the clearest one. He was a nasty drug dealer who showed no respect to others. And Scientific [[spoiler: when he gets shot, even though he was complete prick to everyone]].

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* AssholeVictim: a few examples. Darryl Adams being the clearest one. He was a nasty drug dealer who showed no respect to others. And [[spoiler: Scientific [[spoiler: when he gets shot, even though he was complete prick to everyone]].

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**Not always. Andre is nice until [[spoiler: Tyrone finds a guy from Strike. Then they become enemies.]]


===> **Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams which fails because he doesn't confess. Not even Andy ever turns evil.



* VillainousFriendship: Rodney and Errol used to run in a gang together. Errol is now TheDragon to Rodney.
* DirtyCop: Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]] Not even Andy ever turns evil.

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* VillainousFriendship: Rodney and Errol used to run in a gang together. Errol is now TheDragon to Rodney.
* DirtyCop: Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]] Not even Andy ever turns evil.
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* DirtyCop: Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cause similar The main point this happens is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]] Not even Andy ever turns evil.

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* DirtyCop: Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cause cost, similar to how Andy would do it. The main point this happens point, and the main difference between him and Andy, is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]] Not even Andy ever turns evil.


* WhatTheHellHero?: Rocco Klein, although this was building up. The main point this happens is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero?: DirtyCop: Although he doesn't start off this way, Rocco Klein, although Klein. A darker version of Andy Sipowicz from ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''. Although this was already building up. He showed no regard for evidence, much like Andy and was bent on investigating at any cause similar The main point this happens is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]]]] Not even Andy ever turns evil.


* VillainousFriendship: Rodney and Errol used to run in a gang together. Errol is now TheDragon to Rodney.

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* VillainousFriendship: Rodney and Errol used to run in a gang together. Errol is now TheDragon to Rodney.Rodney.
* WhatTheHellHero?: Rocco Klein, although this was building up. The main point this happens is when he tries to arrange Rodney into trying to hurt Strike in some sick attempt to get Strike to fess up, thinking he killed Darryl Adams [[spoiler: which fails because he doesn't confess.]]


* AffablyEvil: Rodney Little is a friendly, humble shopkeeper of corner store where he hands out candy to the neighborhood kids and tries to make everyone's lives a little better. He's also a ruthless drug kingpin who will think nothing of jamming a .357 into your mouth if you give him any backtalk.

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* AffablyEvil: Rodney Little is AssholeVictim: a friendly, humble shopkeeper of corner store where he hands out candy to few examples. Darryl Adams being the neighborhood kids and tries to make everyone's lives clearest one. He was a little better. He's also a ruthless nasty drug kingpin dealer who will think nothing of jamming a .357 into your mouth if you give him any backtalk.showed no respect to others. And Scientific [[spoiler: when he gets shot, even though he was complete prick to everyone]].

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