Black and Blue is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor.
Starring Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Michael Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams, James Moses Black, Frankie Smith, Carsyn Taylor and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday, June 23, 2019 released the trailer:
BLACK AND BLUE - Official Trailer (HD).
U.S. Army veteran Alicia West (Naomie 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.
In order for Jennings to get home to date night with his wife, West takes his place in a double shift with another member of the force, Brown. He gets a call in the middle of their shift and they head over to meet with his CI in an abandoned building where he tells her to wait in the car. Alicia hears gunfire coming from the building where Brown went in and heads over, armed with a Glock pistol and a vest fitted with a body camera. There, Alicia witnesses detective Terry Malone (Frank Grillo) and his men murder an unarmed drug dealer. When Malone attempts to explain away the situation to her, the other, Smitty (Beau Knapp), panics upon seeing Alicia's body cam and shoots at her, causing Alicia to fall through the floor onto the ground below.
A wounded Alicia escapes while she is being tracked by Malone and his men. When a fellow police officer arrives, Alicia realizes they are working with Terry, forcing her to hide out in the store of Milo Jackson (Tyrese Gibson), a member of the community who is reluctant to hide her. She tries to get help from her partner, Jennings, but she finds out that he is one of the cohorts and she runs away from him. Meanwhile, Malone blames West for the shooting and manipulates criminal kingpin Darius into putting out an open bounty on West because one of the kids that Malone murdered was Darius' nephew. While recovering in Milo's home, Alicia learns that Darius put out a bounty on her and that the whole community is tracking her down. Alicia managed to escape but a wounded Milo is left behind and is captured by Darius. Darius tortures Milo, but Milo refuses to divulge where to find Alicia. Alicia eventually gives herself up to Darius to explain the death of his nephew. Alicia managed to convince Darius after he sees the footage of the whole circumstances and concludes that Malone is the real killer. Malone and his enforcers arrive to track down Alicia; during the ensuing chaos, Darius is killed by Malone, and Brown is killed by Smitty, who is in turn killed by West. West gives the body camera to Milo so that he can sneak into the police station and upload the footage, while she stays and tries to outrun Malone who is trying to kill her.
Here is the full cast and characters of Black and Blue.
The film Black and Blue was scheduled to be released on September 21, 2019 (Urbanworld), on October 25, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) and on November 14, 2019 (Germany) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Screen Gems, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Feelgood Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $12 million, the film grossed over $22.7 million.
The film Black and Blue is rated with "R" rating.
Black and Blue filming. Principal photography began on January 16, 2019, and concluded on February 28, 2019.
Black and Blue got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/blackandblue
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