15 certificateGangster Squad is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Gangster Squad is a 3 star programme

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Gangster Squad (2013)

Directed by
Ruben Fleischer

It's 1949, and while the war might be over, soldier turned-cop John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) still has a fight on his hands. Mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) has Los Angeles in his power: gambling rackets, brothels, bent cops and murder blight the city, all under the watchful barrel of his merciless Tommy gun.

After single-handedly shutting down one of Cohen's whorehouses, O'Mara is granted an audience with the police chief (Nick Nolte) and ordered to form a gang of cops that will wage a guerrilla war against the mobster. Accepting, he gathers smooth-tongued Wooters (Ryan Gosling), genius ex-intelligence officer Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), tough street cop Harris (Anthony Mackie), legendary shooter Kennard (Robert Patrick) and his sidekick Ramirez (Michael Peña), and together they go out to shatter Cohen's grip on the city.

Slick lines, classy costumes and some menacing gurning from Penn colour this enjoyable feature, which brings the violence and drama hard and fast. While it lacks the finesse of L.A. Confidential or the artistry of The Untouchables, the movie still has plenty going for it and draws decent moments from a sparkling line-up of Hollywood stars, with Gosling the pick of the bunch.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 113 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sean PennSean Penn...Mickey Cohen
Image for Josh BrolinJosh Brolin...Sgt. John O'Mara
Image for Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling...Sgt. Jerry Wooters
Image for Emma StoneEmma Stone...Grace Faraday
Image for Nick NolteNick Nolte...Chief Parker
Image for Michael PeñaMichael Peña...Officer Navidad Ramirez
Image for Robert PatrickRobert Patrick...Officer Max Kennard
Image for Giovanni RibisiGiovanni Ribisi...Officer Conwell Keeler
Jack McGee...Lt. Quincannon
Holt McCallany...Karl Lockwood
Image for Wade WilliamsWade Williams...Rourke
James Landry Hébert...Mitch Racine
Ambyr Childers...Milk Skinned Blonde
Mick Betancourt...Det. Sgt. Will Hendricks
Mac Brandt...Bruiser
Brandon Molale...Jimmy 'Bockscar' Knox
Michael Papajohn...Mike 'The Flea'
Jeff Wolfe...Giovanni Vacarezza
Anthony Molinari...Lorenzo Molinari
Austin Highsmith...Patty