GANGS & GANGSTAS & GANGSTERS US: DETROIT & MICHIGAN: Gangland TV - Assault on Precinct 13 1978 - Narc 2002 - Brick Mansions 2014 - Alex Cross 2012 - Out of Sight 1998 - Thirty Minutes or Less 2011 -
17,786. Welcome to Detroit where life is lived differently. The D, as it was called, was built on violence. This city makes legends of gangstas. And one gang – the Best Friends – reigned supreme. (Gangstas: Detroit) Gangland s4e4: Kill ’Em All, History 2009
17,787. For those living the lifestyle old age is rare. Death may arrive in a number of ways. But until recently it was most likely to come courtesy of a gang of contract killers called the Best Friends. The gang started out as enforcers for some of the biggest kingpins Detroit had ever known. They built a reputation based on utter ruthlessness. (Gangstas: Detroit) ibid.
17,788. The Brown brothers wanted to control the East Side drugs trade. (Gangstas: Detroit) ibid.
17,789. Ferocious riots erupted all across Detroit. Over the next five days city streets became chaotic battlefields. President Lyndon B Johnson sent in US army paratroopers. They arrived by the truckload. (Gangstas: Detroit) ibid.
17,790. During the exodus something sinister crept in: the influx of heroin made life ever more dangerous. (Gangstas: Detroit & Heroin) ibid.
17,791. All over the East Side crack houses began cropping up. (Gangstas: Detroit & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
17,792. The contract killers turned kingpins became the subject of a massive federal investigation. (Gangstas: Detroit) ibid.
75,594. This planet has been raped, pillaged and fucked. (GBH Films & Climate Science & Gangstas: Detroit) Assault on Precinct 13 2005 starring Ethan Hawke & Laurence Fishburne & Gabriel Byrne & Maria Bello & Drea de Matteo & John Leguizamo & Brian Dennehy & Ja Rule & Currie Graham & Aisha Hinds & Matt Craven & Fulvio Cecere et al, director Jean-Francois Richet
97,814. They’re surrounding the place; it’s a goddamned siege. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Detroit) ibid. Dennegy & Hawke
97,815. They can’t allow any of us to leave here alive. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Detroit) ibid. Hawke
97,816. They are not Bishop’s people; they are police officers. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Detroit) ibid.
22,014. This is it. This is Calvess’ gun ... What the fuck are you doing with a dead cop’s gun? (GBH Films & Gun & Gangstas: Detroit) Narc 2002 starring Ray Liotta & Jason Patric & Chi McBride & Lloyd Adams & Anne Openshaw & Stacey Farber & Alan van Sprang & John Ortiz et al, Joe Carnahan, goodie to baddie
74,410. Violence filled the streets as the mayor declared Martial Law today naming Detroit as the most dangerous city in America. (GBH Films & Martial Arts & Detroit & Gangstas: Detroit) Brick Mansions 2014 starring Paul Walker & David Belle & RZA & Catalina Denis & Robert Maillet & Carlo Rota & Kwasi Songui & Ayisha Issa & Richard Zeman & Bruce Ramsay et al, director Camille Delamarre, opening news commentary
22,616. I’m not trying to save everybody – just you. (GBH Films & Save & Gangstas US: Detroit) Alex Cross 2012 starring Tyler Perry & Matthew Fox & Edward Burns & Rachel Nichols & Cicely Tyson & Jean Reno & Carmen Ejogo & John C McGinley et al, director Rob Cohen, Alex to Pop-Pop
22,617. I’m fascinated by pain. (GBH Films & Pain & Gangstas US: Detroit) ibid. baddie to victim
22,619. This is not going to end well. These things never do. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Detroit & Heists US) Out of Sight 1998 starring George Clooney & Jennifer Lopez & Ving Rhames & Steve Zahn & Don Cheadle & Albert Brooks & Dennis Farina & Luis Guzman & Isiah Washington & Nancy Allen & Keith Loneker et al, director Steven Soderbergh Lopez to Clooney
22,884. Guess what? You just brought a gun to a bomb fight, officer! (GBH Films & Bomb & Gangstas US: Michigan & Heists US) Thirty Minutes or Less 2011 starring Jesse Eisenberg & Danny McBride & Aziz Ansari & Nick Swardson & Dilshad Vadsaria & Bianca Kajlich & Michael Pena & Red Ward et al, director Ruben Fleischer, Nick from trailer