The Thin Blue Lie

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"In this city, cops are kings...and brutality reigns."
  • R
  • 2000
  • 6.2  (339)

The Thin Blue Lie is a 2000 American crime drama film that follows the story of a young cop, Matt Parish (played by Rob Morrow) who becomes a hero after he saves a woman from a burning building. Despite his heroism, he soon finds himself embroiled in a scandal that threatens to destroy his career and reputation. The movie starts with Matt racing into a burning building to save a woman trapped inside. His heroic actions are caught on camera and he quickly becomes a media sensation. However, things take a turn for the worse when Matt is implicated in a shooting that leaves a suspect dead. As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that Matt may not be as innocent as he seems.

Meanwhile, Matt's father, a retired cop played by Randy Quaid, is convinced of his son's innocence and takes matters into his own hands to clear his name. With the help of a retired detective played by Paul Sorvino, the three of them uncover a web of corruption and cover-ups that go all the way to the top of the police department.

The film delves into themes of corruption, loyalty, and the lengths that people will go to protect their own. The characters are well-developed and the performances by the lead actors are strong. Rob Morrow gives a convincing portrayal of a man grappling with his own conscience and trying desperately to clear his name.

Randy Quaid steals the show as the father trying to exonerate his son, delivering a powerful performance that is both touching and heartbreaking. Paul Sorvino, as the grizzled detective, brings a sense of gravitas to the film and is a joy to watch on screen.

The Thin Blue Lie is a well-crafted crime drama that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. The pacing is brisk and the story is tightly woven, with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end. The film also touches on important social issues, such as police brutality and the abuse of power by those in authority.

Overall, The Thin Blue Lie is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and those interested in exploring the dark underbelly of law enforcement. It is a powerful reminder that not all heroes wear capes and that the line between right and wrong is often blurred.

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    6.2  (339)