Cops vs. cops in film
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'Street Kings'( Fox Searchlight Pictures / September 19, 2012 )
By Jevon Phillips, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Kings of the street
In "Street Kings," Keanu Reeves stars as Tom Ludlow -- a veteran LAPD cop who gets framed in the execution of a fellow officer. And guess what? He has to tangle with his friends and colleagues to clear his name and find the real killers.
Often we think police officers battle bad guys; drug dealers, gangsters, weapons-makers and more. But more often than not, cops have to battle their own in order to see justice done. When it's cops vs. cops, we can only hope the good guy wins.
In a legion of corrupt-cop movies, we've assembled a few of our favorites.