Assumption of Risk

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  • 2015
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.7  (65)

Assumption of Risk is a crime thriller movie that was released in 2014, directed by J.P. Pierce, and stars Brian Anthony Wilson, Dan McGlaughlin, and Frankie Faison alongside others. The film opens with a retired police officer, Detective Bill Kellogg (played by Brian Anthony Wilson), who is recruited by his former partner, Detective Mark Lane (played by Dan McGlaughlin), to investigate a drug operation in Philadelphia.

Kellogg and Lane start their investigation by following a lead on a shipment of drugs coming to Philly's docks from overseas. They discover that the drugs are being shipped by a feared global drug lord named Akintola (played by Mohamed Dione). The detectives devise a plan to intercept the drugs and trap Akintola. They contact their former informant, Frank Hunter (played by Frankie Faison), who agrees to help them.

As they plan the bust, Kellogg and Lane soon realize that they are not alone in their quest to bring Akintola down. A rival drug gang in Philly, the 'Outfit', has been waging a brutal turf war against Akintola's gang, and they are not going to let the detectives take Akintola away with ease. Soon both gangs are gunning for Kellogg and Lane.

The tension rises, and Kellogg quickly realizes that this will be the most dangerous mission of his career. As he and Lane continue to put their lives on the line to make the city a safer place, they witness the dark, ugly truth behind the drug business in Philadelphia. They also discover that nobody can be trusted, not even their own colleagues.

The film's premise revolves around the corruption within the police force, where corruption is rife, and Kellogg and Lane struggle to distinguish between whom they can trust and those who are part of the racket. They also face the fact that they may not survive to see the end of the case.

Assumption of Risk is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action, gunfights, and suspense, culminating in an intense and unexpected climax. The director, J.P. Pierce, does a great job of keeping the audience on edge while making sure that the storyline remains believable. The cinematography is excellent, and the soundtrack is well-integrated.

The performances by the three main characters are noteworthy. Brian Anthony Wilson delivers a compelling portrayal of Detective Kellogg's character, who is haunted by the killing of a young girl years earlier. Dan McGlaughlin brings intensity to his role as Detective Lane, while Frankie Faison excels as their informant, Frank Hunter, playing a pivotal role in the plot's development.

The supporting cast, which includes Marianne Leone, S. Jonathon Whalen, and Thomas Walton, brings depth to the story's characters, further enriching the movie's suspenseful nature.

In conclusion, Assumption of Risk is a must-see for crime thriller enthusiasts, set in the dark and gritty underworld of the drug business. It offers audiences an insight into the hazards and deadly risks involved in fighting drug lords and their gangs. The movie's combination of action, suspense, and thrilling storyline, coupled with its adept performances by its ensemble cast, make it a memorable experience.

Assumption of Risk is a 2015 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (65)