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File: End Of Watch
End of Watch is a 2012 American action film written and directed by David Ayer.
It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as Los Angeles Police Department officers who work in South Central Los Angeles. It was originally scheduled to be released on September 28, 2012, but the release was moved up a week, to September 21.
The title of the film is from a euphemism used within the law enforcement community for an officer or officers killed in the line of duty.
The film opens with a high speed chase and shooting in South Central Los Angeles. The officers involved, Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, are close friends and partners in the LAPD. Taylor is filming their police activities for a film project, much to his fellow officers' chagrin.
Later, the officers respond to a public disturbance call. The culprit, a black man named Tre, hurls racist insults at the Hispanic Zavala, who responds by accepting a fight, to Taylor's approval. Zavala beats and arrests him, but wins the man's respect for not mentioning the fight in his report. Later that night, Tre and his friends are attacked by a group of Latino gang members and one of his friends is killed. The next day, the officers find a burnt vehicle used in the drive-by. They are shooed off the scene by homicide detectives.
Taylor and Zavala respond to a missing children complaint, only to find them duct-taped in a closet. Taylor begins dating Janet. Taylor has a hunch and decides to scope out the home of the mother of a known gang member. The officers follow and pull over a truck that leaves the house - the driver draws a gun and is arrested. Inside the truck they find ornately-decorated firearms and a large amount of money.
Days later, the two officers rescue some children from a house fire, but barely come out alive. The two are commended and receive the Medal of Valor. Using the house fire incident as leverage, Taylor convinces Zavala to further investigate the South Central incident. At the house, they arrest another man, who is also in possession of several ornate firearms, and is guarding a cell full of human trafficking victims. Suddenly, ICE agents arrive and take over the scene. One agent informs Taylor and Zavala that the house is tied to the cartels, and strongly urges them to "lay low" due to possible reprisals.
Zavala's wife Gabby gives birth to the couple's first child. One night, the two receive an 'officer needs help' call from Sook, Van Hauser's probationary partner. Urgently responding to the call, the two find Van Hauser on the ground, alive but with a knife through his eye. He points them to a nearby alley, where they find Sook being savagely beaten. Taylor chooses to arrest the attacker instead of killing him. As the victims are carried away by ambulance, the officers discover that Van Hauser is not returning to patrol, and Sook is leaving the force.
Elsewhere, ICE records surveillance footage of a cartel member putting a kill order on the officers. The gangsters from the earlier drive-by begin plotting their assassination. Out of respect, Tre warns Taylor and Zavala of rumors that they are now hot targets for the cartel, but they disregard his comments.
Janet becomes pregnant shortly after the marriage. One night, the officers chase a reckless driver into an apartment complex, where the assassins ambush them with machine guns. Taylor is shot in the hand, and his radio is destroyed. Taking refuge in an apartment, Taylor decides that they are going to have to gun their way out. The two fight their way into an alley, where they are fired upon again. Taylor is shot in the chest and appears to die. As Zavala desperately attends to his partner, the assassins arrive and shoot him in the back, killing him. Backup eventually arrives and the assassins are also killed.
At the police funeral, it is revealed Taylor survived, because Zavala's body had shielded him from the gangsters' gunfire. He tries to deliver a eulogy, but only manages a few words.
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