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Ryan O'Neal is a womanizing cop who against his will is partnered with the only gay cop on the force, a sullen lilac-track-suit-wearing queer from the office pool. They go undercover as a gay couple and venture into the gay community to solve a series of murders. Poor leather-clad Ryan has to endure being looked over and felt up by all sorts of creepy men. I think the people that made this thought they were being tolerant and encouraging tolerance of gays, but what they thought people should be tolerant of was every creepy stereotype you could ever have about gays. There isn't a gay in this entire movie who isn't portrayed as some sort of alien. I saw it in the theater back when it came out and even then it made my skin crawl.
End Of Watch is one of the best missed opportunities to be a good movie I've seen all year. The movie is about two cops played by Jake Gyllenhal and Michael who are cops in South Central Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhal's character Officer Taylor is recording there day to day patrols for an art class that he is taking. Officer Taylor is joined by a cast of hardened witty smack talking cops that all sound like they watched 48 hours and The Shield way too many times. The movie starts with a pretty good chase seen where Jack Gyllenhal gives an amazing speech about being a police officer as you watch a high speed police chase from the point of view of the police car camera that ends with a gang shoot out but from that scene the movie is all done hill from there. It's not necessarily a bad movie, it actually starts off pretty good until about 15 or 25 minutes into the movie where the point of view of the story changes and it makes no sense. I film then follows the strangest beats going from jokes about being single and a cop to scenes of gratuitous violence that seem hap hazardly thrown in. Please please review this so I can see if I'm over analyzing this movie or is it just the down fall of Jake Gyllenhal's career. This was also made by the same writer as "Training Day", "U-571", "The Fast and The Furious", and "Swat" (I wrote them in the order of quality)