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Two Gangs 

Cooper & Sherman have a bad shift. Salinger, distracted by speed racers, crashes his car. The racers steal his gun and he gets a 12 hour deadline to find it before the thing becomes official. In the search, something bigger is found.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writers:

Ann Biderman (creator), Dee Johnson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Alejandro ... Detective Nate Moretta
Arija Bareikis ... Officer Chickie Brown (credit only)
Michael Cudlitz ... Officer John Cooper
Shawn Hatosy ... Detective Sammy Bryant
Regina King ... Detective Lydia Adams
Michael McGrady ... Detective Daniel Salinger
Ben McKenzie ... Officer Ben Sherman
Tom Everett Scott ... Detective Russell Clarke
Tim Bagley ... Stanley Sidelsky
Emily Bergl ... Tammi Bryant
L. Scott Caldwell ... Enid Adams
Patrick Fischler ... Detective Kenny 'No-Gun'
Lex Medlin ... Detective Andy Williams
Glynn Turman ... Captain
Lisa Vidal ... Mia Sanchez
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Storyline

Drunk after a dinner date, precinct chief detective Daniel Salinger has a car accident, which allowed his service Beretta to be stolen. Moretta and Bryant reluctantly cover for him by searching rather then reporting it missing immediately. Their reward comes as this leads to discovering major plans from two criminal gangs and a godfather in a wheelchair who shamelessly abuses his privileges. As Cooper predicted, he and Ben, who proves himself adroit in self-defense, have a lunatic night due to 'good' citizens they would rather be able to arrest. A streaker is mistaken for a serial rapist. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

The convenience store parking lot security camera footage was shot in hand-held shaky-cam style. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sammy Bryant: [referring to Nate's wife] You a cop when you met her?
Det. Nate Moretta: Nah, I was a private.
Det. Sammy Bryant: ...I was a stoner when I met Tammi.
Det. Nate Moretta: [laughing] What, are you serious?
Det. Sammy Bryant: Stoned all through high school.
Det. Nate Moretta: Wow.
Det. Sammy Bryant: Just hangin' with my...
Det. Nate Moretta: Was Tammi part of that group?
Det. Sammy Bryant: My wife is not a group person; she doesn't get the team mentality.
Det. Nate Moretta: ...It's her loss.
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Street
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger
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Moretta and Bryant kick Gang Leader Reggie's butt, Salinger's night from hell
13 June 2015 | by blizobrienSee all my reviews

Moretta and Bryant investigate a suspect held to a wheelchair and looking innocent, but is dirty Gang Leader Reggie. Main plot centers around Det. Salinger trying to keep things silent about an affair with a sketchy girl in a nice suit named Mia. Salinger is trying maintain his self-respect while he has a domestic conflict riding on him. The tension of cops like Bryant and Moretta doing their jobs and Adams on a possible sex offender is complicated by the politics and dumb stuff that Salinger wishes never happened.

This a great look at the other guys besides Cooper (Cudlitz) and Sherman (McKenzie). Lot of fun and very tense.


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