Gangster Squad

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Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

  1. Paul Lieberma


  2. Ruben Fleischer


  3. Will Beall


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    Mickey Cohen

  2. Ryan Gosling

    Ryan Gosling

    Sgt. Jerry Wooters

  3. Emma Stone

    Emma Stone

    Grace Faraday

  4. Josh Brolin

    Josh Brolin

    John O'Mara

  5. Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Bill Parker

  6. Giovanni Ribisi

    Giovanni Ribisi

    Conway Keeler

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $105,200,903.00


Release Information

  • January 11, 2013
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard


Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Will Beal. It stars Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick and Michael Pena. Music is by Steve Jablonski and cinematography by Dion Beebee.

Los Angeles is being brought to its knees by crime boss Mickey Cohen (Penn). In one of the darkened offices of the police department, a special squad of officers is being assembled. Given free licence to bring Cohen and his operations down by any means necessary, the Gangster Squad fight fir with fire.... read the rest.

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