Detroit undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis is suspended from the force following an ...
Detroit undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis is suspended from the force following an undercover drug bust gone horribly wrong, until one day he is promised reinstatement on the force if he can help find the murderer of a fellow officer. Nick is paired with the victim's volatile ex-partner Henry Oak and soon begins to actively seek the killer in an increasingly complex case. Soon the two of them find themselves crawling through the mean streets of Detroit. Their probative investigation leads them through filthy drug dens, crack houses and alleyways to track the killer, but these all too familiar surroundings plague Nick like a nightmare. A recent father whose wife fears for her husband's safety and begs him not to take back to the dangerous streets, Nick struggles with his conscience as he navigates a twisting road of half-realized truths, shifting loyalties and questionable agendas. Every step closer Nick gets to solving the troubling murder, he grows farther away from his wife and newborn son, and edges ever closer to a resolution so complicated that it threatens to devour his soul and shatter every preconceived difference he has ever made between cop and criminal. As Nick gets closer to revealing the truth behind the murder, he finds himself in jeopardy of losing his family, his dignity and his life. "Narc" won Special Prize of the Police (Joe Carnahan) in 2002. It was also nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography (Alex Nepomniaschy) and Best Director (Joe Carnahan), and PFCS Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ray Liotta) in 2003. This film is rated R for strong brutal violence, drug content and pervasive language.