ABOUT THE FILM

Gangster Squad is a 2013 American action crime thriller film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Will Beall. It stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.

It’s 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O’Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O’Mara to lead the unit. O’Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen’s people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen’s organisation. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realises it’s the cops.

It was originally set to be released September 7, 2012, but in the wake of the 2012 Aurora shooting, the release date was changed to January 11, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures. When in fact the film, the characters, and the events are mostly fictionalised, the LAPD did have a unit called the “Gangster Squad” which was created when Clemence B. Horrall was the LAPD’s Chief of Police. A similar theme is the basis of a 1996 film, Mulholland Falls, which Nolte also appeared in, and a 2013 television miniseries, Mob City.


Gangster Squad 2013 UK Quad


FILM DETAILS

Title
Gangster Squad
Year of Film
2013
Director
Ruben Fleischer
Starring
Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Mireille Enos
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Box Office
Budget: $60,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $17,070,347 (USA) (13 January 2013)
Gross: $105,200,903 (Worldwide)

POSTER DETAILS

Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
UK 
Year of Poster
2013
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (Inches)
40″ x 30″
Single Sided or Double Sided
Double Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
None
Tagline
No Names. No Badges. No Mercy

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