The Seven Five

The Seven Five

DVD - 2015
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Examines rampant corruption in the New York City Police Department's notorious 75th Precinct in the '80s and early '90s, focusing on Michael Dowd, an officer who, in 1994, received a sixteen-year prison sentence for drug-related offenses.
Publisher: New York, NY : Sundance Selects, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9786316156419
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Branch Call Number: 364.1323 SEVEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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akirakato
Aug 24, 2017

Directed by Tiller Russell in 2014, this 104-minute documentary devles into a police corruption in the 75th precinct of the New York Police Department during the 1980s.
The film uses footage from the Mollen Commission investigation in 1992 and also provides in-depth commentary from those corrupt cops and their buddy-gangs.
I was really amazed to see those corrupt cops talk like a professional talking head rather than a penitent criminal.
If I were one of those corrupt cops, I couldn't possibly show up in front of the camera out of shame.
In any case, it is a shocking yet revealing documentary that shows nobody is perfect.
Even a $100 bill did actually turn one policeman into a corrupt cop.
Unbelievable yet it's an undeniable piece of truth.

Franln Aug 07, 2017

True crime documentaries are always interesting...especially with the cussing not cut out.

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voisjoe1_0
Jul 20, 2016

An interesting documentary that details a decade-long tale of police-corruption in NYC, as told to the filmmakers in amiable interviews. What I felt to be lacking was if cops truly felt remorse for all the poverty and killing they contributed to society.

jpozenel Jun 10, 2016

This is the kind of true story that fictional movies about "dirty cops" are based on. Makes you wonder how many corrupt cops there are in this country as well as other countries in the world.

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LittleNoName
Jun 10, 2016

I thought this was really well done, it flowed well & to hear it from the actual officers/ex-officers made it very captivating. I was expecting a mediocre movie based/inspired by the true events, but this was so much better.
The sentences each officer got seemed pretty lacking.

Highly recommend.

I'd heard a few things about the rampant corruption of the NYPD in the 80’s & seeing this gave me a snipet of what it was like & justhow far the corruption went.

However, it also makes me wonder if its truly not happening anymore, not just in those precincts but any country where the police are respected (not feared). I know theres the odd case but I mean to the same extent. Seems to me they still have that "good cop" "bad cop" mentality.

real_thing Jan 05, 2016

If u thought COCAIN COWBOYS was crazy, watch this

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papagator
Nov 12, 2015

The Seven Five refers to the 75th precinct located in Brooklyn New York which was the location of extraordinary police corruption back in the 1980's. About Ken Eurell and partner Michael Dowd. Amazing that this is what it was and across other NYPD precincts. Nice documentary!

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LittleNoName
Jun 10, 2016

Subtitles are a good size, white with no background.

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