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September 5, 2002 | SCARLET CHENG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shoot to kill, that's what we think cops are trained to do. But once, Officer Vincent LaMarca came upon a gang rape along a Long Island boardwalk. First he knocked down two of the guys. Then he pulled his gun--and fired a warning shot into the air. The other two culprits stopped in their tracks. All were apprehended. This is the Vincent LaMarca upon whose story "City by the Sea" is based, and yet--since movies are movies--there are significant differences, as well as parallels.
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September 5, 2002 | SCARLET CHENG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shoot to kill, that's what we think cops are trained to do. But once, Officer Vincent LaMarca came upon a gang rape along a Long Island boardwalk. First he knocked down two of the guys. Then he pulled his gun--and fired a warning shot into the air. The other two culprits stopped in their tracks. All were apprehended. This is the Vincent LaMarca upon whose story "City by the Sea" is based, and yet--since movies are movies--there are significant differences, as well as parallels.
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September 6, 2002 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"City by the Sea" is the cinematic equivalent of defensive driving: It's careful, conscientious and makes no major mistakes. But what saves lives on the freeway does not necessarily make for persuasive viewing. This story of troubled souls in a ruined city--with a sins-of-the-fathers theme thrown in free of charge--has something of the feel of earnest postwar studio films like Nicholas Ray's 1949 "Knock on Any Door."
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