................................and kinda funny too
This is a discussion on Good, bad, thank god no ugly within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; A squad of police officers suddenly rushes into view, pistols drawn. "Get on the ground!" one cop yells. "Don't move!" The actors are playing a ...
A squad of police officers suddenly rushes into view, pistols drawn.
"Get on the ground!" one cop yells. "Don't move!"
The actors are playing a part; their weapons are fake. But the cops -- and their guns -- are quite real.
These are all excerpts from the article here in this link,,
Movie cops tripped up by real officers in Detroit | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Film crews are taking a break in taxes offered by the state to film here, UNFORTUNATELY this is the second time this has happened in recent months.
Somebodys gonna get hurt, this ain't Hollywood, this is Detroit, these cops do not play games.
DeAndre King, production assistant for Detroit-based B.U.P. Films, said his crew on Nov. 5 was shooting a scene for "Vigilante," a film about Detroit Black Panther Haywood Brown.
"We didn't know what was going on," King said. "All of a sudden the police came up on us pointing their guns and yelling at us to get down
"Someone in the city told us it would be OK to shoot the scene on private property," director Sean Brown said. "We were planning to shoot the next day, too, but we didn't think we needed a permit to shoot on our own property."
The problem was nobody told the police about it.
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................................and kinda funny too
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I'm glad the responding cops showed intelligence and restraint.
+1 for them.
This just goes to show the LEO's in Detroit need to be fighting real crime not the fake movie scene crime... why haven't charges been dropped? "Lets waste the taxpayers money and try to get these guys in trouble.." <- thats probably what they are saying.... dumb dumb dumb Detroiters
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I guess this would be a warning that in the furure if your gonna be filming with fake guns in the public eye you better make sure the Police know about it,The LEO IMHO did what they were suppose to
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Their "own" property? Or, visiting someone else's property (which it sounds like)? Unless you're on your own spread (ie, Universal, on the "back lot"), it seems logical and obvious that you'd better inform law enforcement when your actions would appear to a passerby as illegal action."Someone in the city told us it would be OK to shoot the scene on private property," director Sean Brown said. "We were planning to shoot the next day, too, but we didn't think we needed a permit to shoot on our own property."
Welcome to Detroit, sounds like even the permit process is screwed up! Nothing new there...
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In California movie production companies used to hire off duty or retired CHPs to notify all local law enforcement jurisdictions and to be at the set to handle inquiries. Perhaps the industry doesn't practice this in all locations.
The scene has the cops rushing in and a shootout, the guys are in character and playing their parts see the police rush in and start firing blanks at the police, ONLY THE POLICE ARE REAL WITH REAL GUNS...
Who needs permits and regulations this seems like common sense, you let the police and 911 dispatchers know what you are doing. If someone drives by and sees gun play they are going to call 911, hiring an off-duty cop to be a POC for the local authorities sounds like a simple and useful way to coordinate. I have seen police do some stupid things in the past but this is not one of them. The Detroit Police were just doing their job, secure the scene for everyone’s safety and find out what is happening. I applaud their restraint when faced with numerous armed people.
I think I am going to be sick, I just applauded Hollywood and Detroit *SHIVERS*
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Gee, did someone NOT communicate here Mr. Brown?
A little common sense would have avoided this scenario... one short phone call!
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