Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
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The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.
|Jennifer Carpenter||-||Kelly Summer|
|Mel Gibson||-||Brett Ridgeman|
|Vince Vaughn||-||Anthony Lurasetti|
|Laurie Holden||-||Melanie Ridgeman|
|Michael Jai White||-||Biscuit|
|Don Johnson||-||Lt. Calvert|
|Thomas Kretschmann||-||Lorentz Vogelmann|
|Tory Kittles||-||Henry Johns|
|Fred Melamed||-||Mr. Edmington|
|Clare Filipow||-||Female Cashier|
Mel Gibson previously directed Vince Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge'i lahing (2016). Vaughn's role in Ridge, was originally supposed to be played by Gibson before handing it over.
The first film directed by S. Craig Zahler to receive an official rating from the MPAA. His previous films were released as unrated.
Vince Vaughn, while working with Mel Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge, showed Gibson the screenplay for this film, and talked-up writer/director S. Craig Zahler and his vision. Gibson was responsive to the material and agreed to star immediately.
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier appeared in Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017).
As with most Mel Gibson films that are produced without the backing of a major studio, the film will distributed in Australia by his own company Icon Films.
According to many associated with the production, it was long thought that this film would have a wide theatrical release in the US. However, it was rumored that Lionsgate requested the film be edited down to an "audience friendly" 130 minutes which was met with much disdain from director, S. Craig Zahler. Considering his final cut clause in his contract, Lionsgate opted to release the film in a limited theatrical run and same day digital through Summit Entertainment, mirroring the other Zahler releases. The film stands uncut and unedited at 159 minutes.