Code of Silence (1985)
Director: Andrew Davis
Screenplay: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, Mike Gray story by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack
Stars: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese, Nathan Davis, Molly Hagan and Dennis Farina.
Tagline: Eddie Cusack’s a good cop having a very bad day.
Sergeant Eddie Cusack (Norris) is in charge of a stakeout to take down some big time drug dealers. The stakeout goes sideways when the drug dealers are ripped off and killed. The thieves get away and Cragie, an alcoholic cop on Cusack’s team. accidentally kills a kid. Cragie then plants a gun on the kid to make the killing look legit. Cusak finds himself alone as he looks to bring Cragie to justice and find the killers.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Code of Silence was originally offered to Clint Eastwood as a potential Dirty Harry film but Eastwood passed.
This was director Andrew Davis’ first action movie. He would go on to direct action classics like Above the Law; Under Siege and The Fugitive.
I saw Code of Silence when it was initially released and liked it much better then than on a recent re-watch.
Code of Silence (1985) rates 2 of 5 stars.