Freelancers is a 2012 American action film directed by Jessy Terrero, written by L.Philippe Casseus and stars 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, and Robert De Niro. It had a limited release in very few in Los Angeles and New York on August 10, 2012 with a simultaneous VOD release and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 21, 2012.
With his two best friends, Jonas Maldonado, the son of a slain NYPD officer, joins the police academy. After graduating, he's taken under the wing of his father's former partner, Captain Joe Sarcone, who invites him to join the Street Vice Crime Task Force. Under Sarcone's tutelage, he becomes part of a rogue task force that consists of dirty cops. After he learns from the District Attorney's office that his father was murdered by Sarcone after turning state's evidence, Maldonado frames Sarcone for a theft from powerful mob boss Gabriel Baez. Baez orders Maldonado to kill one of his friends as a sign of loyalty, which he reluctantly does. With Baez's help, Maldonado then kills the dirty cops responsible for his father's death. At the end, the District Attorney's office approaches Maldonado, urges him not to take Sarcone's place as Baez's right-hand man, and Maldonado ponders whether to go straight or not.
|author||L. Philippe Casseus|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Kirk M. Morri|
|genre||action crime drama|
|keywords||best friend dirty cop district attorney end former partner mob boss murder nypd police academy task force turn turn state's evidence turning state's evidence|
|producer||50 Cent Cheetah Vision Mark Canton|
|productionCompany||Cheetah Vision Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films|