Black and Blue is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday, June 23, 2019 released the trailer:
BLACK AND BLUE - Official Trailer (HD).
U.S. Army veteran Alicia West (Naomi Harris) returns to her hometown in New Orleans where she is recruited into the city's police department. Alicia is reminded by her new partner Kevin Jennings (Reid Scott) about the differences of residing in the community she grew up in and the police department. One day, while responding to a 911 call, Deacon tells Alicia to wait for backup as he goes to investigate. After a while, Alicia spots gunfire coming from the building across the street and heads over, armed with a Glock pistol and a vest fitted with a body camera. There, Alicia witnesses Deacon and two more police officers murder an unarmed drug dealer. When one of the officers, Terry Malone (Frank Grillo), attempts to assume the situation to her, the other officer, Smitty (Beau Knapp), panics upon seeing Alicia's body cam and shoots at her, causing Alicia to fall onto the ground below. A wounded Alicia tries to get help but is shunned by everyone in the community for being a police officer. When a fellow police officer arrives, Alicia realizes the department has been blackmailed by Terry, forcing her to hide out in the home of Milo Jackson (Tyrese Gibson), a member of the community who is reluctant to hide her. Terry also blackmails criminal kingpin Darius into putting out an open bounty on Alicia. While recovering in Milo's home, Alicia learns that Deacon, Terry, and Smitty are corrupt cops while researching footage of the murder captured on her body cam including police cam footage on a laptop. Alicia also discovers that if she does not upload the footage exposing the murder within twelve hours, it will be erased by the corrupt officers. To gain Milo's trust, he requests for Alicia to hide her identity as a policewoman so she won't be killed.
Principal photography began on January 16, 2019, and concluded on February 28, 2019.
The film Black and Blue was scheduled to be released on September 21, 2019 (Urbanworld) and on October 25, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) by Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Releasing, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).
The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $12 million, the film grossed over $20 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Black and Blue got average rating from critics.
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