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Gangster Squad

Released

Latest Home Video

Apr 23, 2013

MPAA Rating:

R


Run Time:

113

Director

Ruben Fleischer

Cast

Sean Penn

Ryan Gosling

Emma Stone

Giovanni Ribisi

Josh Brolin

Studio

2012 Warner Brothers Studios

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Release Date: 11 January 2013

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: When east coast mobsters move west in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Police Department declares a private war, enlisting officers who are willing to go beyond the limits of the law. Based on a true story, this film features Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi and Josh Brolin.

The release date for Gangster Squad has been moved from September 7, 2012 to January 11, 2013. This change may be due to the film’s inclusion of a scene depicting a mass shooting in a theater. Considering the events of late July 2012, when a gunman killed patrons at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, this portrayal was likely considered to be too sensitive. Gangster Squad will open wide on January 11, 2013.

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This movie is based on the book Gangster Squad, by Paul Lieberman. For his explanation of how the book turned Hollywood movie, click here: http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/102708/Leapfrogging-the-Book-A-Newspaper-Story-Jumps-to-Film.aspx

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Frequent Violence.
AB 18A Gory Brutal Violence.
MB 18A Brutal Violence.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence, Tobacco Use.
QC 13+ Violence.
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A

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Details on home video releases of Gangster Squad...

Gangster Squad releases to home video no April 23, 2013.

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