Brown's Requiem

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Overview

Based on a novel by acclaimed crime writer James Ellroy, this film stars Michael Rooker as Fritz Brown, a former L.A.P.D. detective who was kicked off the force due to his drinking. Now struggling to remain sober, Brown works as a private eye when he can, but he makes most of his money repossessing cars. One day, Brown is offered some detective work by Freddie "Fat Dog" Baker (William Sasso), a golf caddy who has some severe reservations about his younger sister, Jane (Selma Blair) and her relationship with Solly...
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Overview

Based on a novel by acclaimed crime writer James Ellroy, this film stars Michael Rooker as Fritz Brown, a former L.A.P.D. detective who was kicked off the force due to his drinking. Now struggling to remain sober, Brown works as a private eye when he can, but he makes most of his money repossessing cars. One day, Brown is offered some detective work by Freddie "Fat Dog" Baker (William Sasso), a golf caddy who has some severe reservations about his younger sister, Jane (Selma Blair) and her relationship with Solly (Harold Gould), a wealthy businessman with mob connections who is old enough to be Jane's grandfather. Brown isn't interested at first, but when "Fat Dog" starts flashing an impressive bankroll, he decides to take the case. Brown's investigation of Solly causes him to cross paths with Cathcart (Brion James), the head of L.A.P.D. internal affairs who was responsible for Brown losing his job. Soon Brown runs afoul of a group of hired thugs and several key figures wind up dead as Brown tries to find out the truth about Solly and Jane. Ellroy wrote Brown's Requiem, his first novel, while he was still supporting himself as a golf caddy and breaking himself of a decade-long addiction to drugs and alcohol.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2000
  • UPC: 658149742529
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,075

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Rooker Fritz Brown
Tobin Bell Stan The Man
Selma Blair Jane Baker
Jack Conley Richard Ralston
Kevin Corrigan Walter
Brad Dourif Edwards
Harold Gould Solly K
Brion James Cathcart
Barry Newman Jack Skolnick
William Newman Augie
Valerie Perrine Marguerita Hansen
Will Sasso Fat Dog
Jack Wallace Bud Myers
"Big Daddy" Wayne
Ron Barker
David Labiosa
Al Rodrigo
Lisa Koch
Lee Weaver
Kevin Jackson
Rolando Molina
Danny Mora
Jennifer Coolidge
Christopher Meloni
John Prosky
Technical Credits
Jason Freeland Director, Screenwriter
George Bamber Asst. Director
Marc Ezralow Executive Producer
Theodore J. Farnsworth III Executive Producer
Michael V. Islas Art Director
Kit Jennings Associate Producer
Scott J. Jones Associate Producer
Erik Kritzer Associate Producer
B.J. Lehn Sound/Sound Designer
John J. McDonnell III Executive Producer
Mimi Melgaard Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Cynthia Millar Score Composer
Sead Mutarevic Cinematographer
Matt Radecki Associate Producer
Marc Rizzo Production Designer
Michael Rooker Associate Producer
David Scott Rubin Producer
Toby Yates Editor
Tim Youd Producer
James Ellroy Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Repo Man [3:57]
2. Fat Dog [4:31]
3. Quite A Pianist [4:37]
4. Brown's Clues [5:26]
5. Crazy Camper [5:47]
6. An Accident [5:51]
7. Fat Dog House [4:09]
8. On The Case [6:53]
9. The Front Nine [4:23]
10. Pursuit [4:16]
11. South Of The Border [5:12]
12. Going To Church [5:45]
13. Brown's Blues [2:50]
14. Bad News [5:15]
15. Interrogation [5:32]
16. On The Run [4:21]
17. Red-Handed [7:35]
18. A Duel [2:52]
19. Fastest Draw [6:56]
20. That's My Story [8:02]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Audio/Subtitles
      Audio Commentary with Director Jason Freeland and Actor Michael Rooker
      Spanish Subtitles On
      Spanish Subtitles Off
   Special Features
      Trailers
      Biographies And Filmographies
         Michael Rooker (Fritz Brown)
         Tobin Bell (Stan The Man)
         Selma Blair (Jane Baker)
         Jack Conley (Richard Ralston)
         Kevin Corrigan (Walter)
         Brad Dourif (Wilson Edwards)
         Harold Gould (Solly K)
         Brion Freeland-Director
         Tim Youd-Producer
         David Scott Rubin-Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Creepy Noir

    When I was that they finally had made Brown's Requiem, I had to see it. And I must admit that Rooker and company did a pretty good job of turning this early Ellroy Chinatown-like novel into a pretty good movie.

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