Poster for ‘Rampart’ Features the Most Corrupt Cop You’ve Ever Seen on Screen


Millennium Entertainment has debuted the poster for Oren Moverman‘s Rampart starring Woody Harrelson as Dave Brown, a chain-smoking renegade cop and member of the Los Angeles Police Department circa 1999, or as the poster refers to him, “The most corrupt cop you’ve ever seen on screen.”

When I saw the film in Toronto I called it “an art house version of Training Day [exploring] one man’s descent into Hell”. In describing Harrelson’s character, who gets caught up in some dirty dealings as the film is set amidst the late-1990s Rampart scandal, I wrote:

Dave represents the last of a dying breed. He considers himself a “soldier” following in the footsteps of his father in an attempt to uphold what he refers to as the “extraordinary vicissitudes of justice.” He’s a man with a golden tongue, a precedent for everything and a vocabulary to back it up, but when an incident of extreme police brutality is caught on tape, Brown finds himself in a downward spiral, both personally and professionally.

Should Millennium take a page out of Oscilloscope’s book after getting Harrelson an Oscar nomination for The Messenger in 2010, Harrelson could very easily be looking at his third Oscar nomination with this flick. I currently have him ranked #8 on my chart, but it’s a category that could change at any minute.

The film was directed by Moverman who co-wrote the script with James Ellroy. Alongside Harrelson, Rampart co-stars Ice Cube, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, Cynthia Nixon, Anne Heche and Ned Beatty.

Rampart will hit limited theaters on November 23 and expand in January 2012. You can read my full review from Toronto right here. The poster is directly below and you can get a larger version along with six other stills from the movie here.

Rampart poster
Photo: Millennium Entertainment