Black and Blue is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor.
Starring Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams, James Moses Black, Frankie Smith, Carsyn Taylor and others.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday, June 23, 2019 released the trailer for Black and Blue:
BLACK AND BLUE - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

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. 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 and his men murder an unarmed drug dealer. When one of the men, officer Terry Malone (Frank Grillo), 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 leaves behind and is captured by Darius. Darius tortures Milo for Alicia's information, but refuses. 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 arrives to track down Alice; during the ensuing chaos, Darius and Brown are killed. 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.

Cast

Naomie Harris
Alicia West
Tyrese Gibson
Milo 'Mouse' Jackson
Frank Grillo
Terry Malone
Mike Colter
Darius Terrow
Reid Scott
Kevin Jennings
Beau Knapp
Smitty
Nafessa Williams
Missy
James Moses Black
Officer Deacon Brown
Frankie Smith
Tez
Carsyn Taylor
Jamal
Lucky Johnson
Ox (as Kevin Johnson)
Deneen Tyler
Captain Regina Hackett
Michael Papajohn
Sergeant Leader
Nelson Bonilla
Officer Doyle
Oscar Gale
Gas Station Owner
Rhonda Johnson Dents
Old Woman (as Rhonda Dents)
Sam Malone
Tattooed Homie
John Charles II
Zero
Craig Leydecker
Shift Sergeant
Rob Mars
Aggressive Cop
Tony Janning
Aggressive Cop Partner
Anthony Michael Frederick
Officer #1
Jeffrey Fordham
Body Cam Cop
Stanley White Jr.
Doorman
Mike Seal
Buick Bad Guy
Troy Faruk
Buick Bad Guy
Mark Hicks
Tiny
Justin Evans
BMX Spotter
Eric Stratemeier
SRT Officer
Chris Bryant
SRT Officer
Sean Paul Braud
SRT Officer (as Sean Braud)
Matt Cipro
SRT Officer
Jeff Brockton
SRT Officer
Richard Nunez
Bad Guy Driver
Philip Fornah
Stairwell Bad Guy
Joseph Singletary
Stairwell Bad Guy (as Joseph Singletary III)
Larry McGhee
Apartment Bad Guy
Jovan Southhall
Apartment Bad Guy
Kurt DeVille
Apartment Bad Guy
Floyd Anthony Johns Jr.
Apartment Bad Guy (as Floyd Johns Jr.)
Kortney Manns
Apartment Bad Guy (as Kortney T. Manns)
Tim Smith
Bodyguard Bad Guy
Curtis Lyons
Bodyguard Bad Guy
Precious Jenkins
Bodyguard Bad Guy
George Quinones
Bodyguard Bad Guy
Jacob Garcia
Narc Officer
Trace Cheramie
Narc Officer
Drew Williams
Bad Guy Guard
Nito Larioza
Bad Guy Guard

About

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), 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 had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Black and Blue got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/blackandblue

IMDB: Black and Blue

Wikipedia: Black and Blue (2019 film)

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