Thriller / Drama / Crime
Director: Allen Hughes
Running time: 109 mins Released: 1st March 2013
About Broken City
Tough but decent cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) gets into trouble when he murders the man who raped his girlfriend's sister, but his friend Captain Fairbanks (Jeffrey Wright) helps him to avoid prison by getting rid of the evidence. Taggart is forced to leave his job and several years later is making a living as a private detective with a lively assistant (Alona Tal). Nicholas Hostetler, the mayor of the city, hires Taggart to spy on his wife Cathleen (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Taggart can't really refuse as he's near bankruptcy, and Hostetler ominously promises that there is no other way out. Soon Taggart realises there is more to the affair than Cathleen's desire to get her leg over with someone whose face doesn't look like an old tea towel.