- 1 hr 44 min
A dramatic film that takes place in Garrison, NJ, a small New York City suburb where a lot of police officers live. Murray Babitch is a young police officer whose car is sideswiped by another car on a bridge one night. Murray thinks the other car did it intentionally so he shoots and ends up killing two African-American teens in that car. Murray’s uncle is also a police officer and he fears a possible racial uprising because of the incident so he helps stage Murray’s fake suicide. Murray’s uncle is helped by a bunch of other corrupt cop. An internal affairs detective is tasked with investigating the incident and he asks Garrison Sheriff Freddy Heflin to help him. Freddy is reluctant to assist the detective because he does not want to betray his fellow cops. The cover-up drama increases as Murray’s uncle realizes that there needs to be a dead body otherwise the case will not go away. Freddy soon realizes that the cops that he considers to be brothers really are corrupt. He has a change of heart and decides he wants to assist the internal affairs detective. When he goes to assist him, the detective tells him it is too late and the investigation has come to a stand-still. Freddy decides that he must investigate the corrupt cops on his own and bring them to justice. The investigation leads to an explosive shoot-out with several of the corrupt cops dying. Murray’s uncle attempts to kill Freddy but Freddy hears him just in time and whips out his gun killing him. The investigation ends successfully and indictments are handed out. Freddy is sad over what happened but, like any good cop, heads back to work. The film ends with him going to a scene of a truck accident, returning to his life as a small-top sheriff.