- 1 hr 37 min
Dirty is a 2005 American crime drama film that tells the story of two officers from the LAPD, Armando Sancho (played by Clifton Collins Jr.) and his partner Salim Adel (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.), who are tasked with investigating the criminal organization of a ruthless drug lord named Big Fate (played by Damian Chapa). Their investigation begins with the arrest of a low-level drug dealer named Rodney (played by Frank Alvarez), who is forced to become an informant after he is caught with drugs in his possession. Rodney agrees to help Sancho and Adel in exchange for his freedom, and he begins to provide them with information about Big Fate's organization. As Rodney becomes more involved in the case, he begins to struggle with his allegiances. He fears for his life and his family's safety, while also feeling a sense of loyalty to Big Fate, who he believes has protected him in the past. This internal conflict makes Rodney unpredictable and dangerous, and he becomes increasingly paranoid and violent as the investigation progresses. Meanwhile, Sancho and Adel face their own challenges as they navigate the corrupt and dangerous world of drug trafficking. They must confront their own prejudices and biases as they work with informants and witnesses from a variety of backgrounds, and they must navigate the complex relationships between different criminal organizations. Throughout the film, Dirty explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and corruption, and it provides a gritty and realistic portrayal of life on the streets of Los Angeles. The film is notable for its strong performances, particularly from Clifton Collins Jr. and Brittany Daniel, who plays a love interest for Sancho, and it has received positive reviews from critics for its nuanced exploration of complex themes and its authentic portrayal of urban life.