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Noteworthy Corrupt movie characters in the different professions.

  • 05-02-2020 11:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭ xieann


    I'm talking the lines of Sean Penn as the crooked lawyer in "Carlitos Way". He gets a fitting end as well.
    Then there's the pilot Denzel Washington in Flight.
    Another memorable performance features Nicolas Cage in "The Bad Lieutenant".

    One movie stands out for me many younger boardsies will have never heard of it: "The Verdict" with Paul Newman:
    An immoral down on his luck lawyer redeems himself in style in this movie: worth seeking out.

    Have you any favourite movie featuring a badass cop / lawyer or other white collar fella?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,537 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Gary Oldman in Leon.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,662 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure


    Densel Washington in Training Day


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,707 ✭✭✭✭ denartha


    Matt Damons character in the Departed. After stitching up Leo Di Caprisun, and all the sh1te he caused, he unceremoniously gets a 9 milimetre in the side of his head by Mark Wahlberg.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭ Krombopulos Michael


    Warden Norton (Bob Gunton) in Shawshank Redemption


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭ DavidLyons_


    Nokes (Kevin Bacon) in Sleepers.
    Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) in Romeo is Bleeding.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,815 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr


    Bruce Willis in 16 Blocks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭ xieann


    Cop in John Woo's Hard Target: He tortures Van Damme with his Batton and exploits the single mother.

    Commander Valeris in Star Trek 6: The last full Captain Kirk headed movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeet


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    I quite liked Nic Cage character in Snake Eyes

    You can't be a bit of OTT acting in these kind of Roles so the previously mentioned Oldman in Leon is second only to Denzel in Training Day


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭ xieann


    Kevin Costner as the Naval Officer when he's a deep russian spy. Forget name of movie.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,546 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    Robin Williams in One Hour Photo. Morally corrupt for a photo developer.

    Willem Defoe in Boondock Saints - conflicted more so than corrupt. He's bloody excellent in that movie, but when is he not.

    Agree on Kevin Bacon in Sleepers. Despicable character.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 362 ✭✭ Die Hard 2019


    xieann wrote: »
    Kevin Costner as the Naval Officer when he's a deep russian spy. Forget name of movie.

    No way out ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,524 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75


    Harvey Keitel in the original Bad Lieutenant


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,102 ✭✭✭ rednik


    Brendan Gleeson's corrupt cop in Dark Blue, he was superb.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭ xieann


    Dan Ackroyd's work Bosses in Trading Places. Turned him from Trader into complete vagrant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,887 ✭✭✭ joeguevara


    Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest is one of the most power hungry conniving and corrupt characters in a movie. With no redeeming features


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,323 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus


    xieann wrote: »
    . . . One movie stands out for me many younger boardsies will have never heard of it: "The Verdict" with Paul Newman:
    An immoral down on his luck lawyer redeems himself in style in this movie: worth seeking out.
    In The Verdict there's a corrupt lawyer who stays corrupt, played by James Mason. Must be one of the last roles he played, and it got him an Oscar nomination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,606 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    The corrupt Dr in The fugitive, Dr Nichols I think his name was

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,546 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    Almost everyone in Line Of Duty!

    Almost fella.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭ Krombopulos Michael


    Vic Mackey in The Shield. You could claim his whole team, but
    Vic was the one to kill another cop who was investigating him


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,762 ✭✭✭ Mark Hamill


    Anybody say HAL 9000 yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,742 ✭✭✭✭ Drumpot


    xieann wrote: »
    Kevin Costner as the Naval Officer when he's a deep russian spy. Forget name of movie.
    No way out ?

    I thought Gene Hackman was
    the corrupt politician and Costner was just the loved of the woman that Hackman accidently killed? Costner was just trying to stop himself being framed , while actually being the officer investigating the crime.

    Really good movie....

    What about Michael Caine in “Inter Steller”? He lies to Cooper to get him to leave his children behind to die and then effectively wastes the rest of his daughters life on a equation that doesn’t work.


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