For Michael Dowd, being a police officer assigned to the 75th Precinct in crime-ridden East New York wasn’t a calling, it was just a job. Seizing the opportunity to profit, he stole money from drug dealers, eventually recruiting his partner Kenny Eurell into an expanding criminal ring of dirty cops active from 1986 through 1992. With such flashy transgressions then-Mayor Dinkins appointed the Mollen Commission to investigate a violent history that had been ignored by Internal Affairs.
Teaser and screening details after the jump.
A shocking twist in cooperation with authorities helped nail an undercover investigation, which lead to a headline-grabbing 1992 arrest that exposed a multi-level drug operation involving the NYPD, drug dealers, and Columbian suppliers.
Weaving together Dowd’s revelatory testimony from the investigation, dramatic surveillance footage and interviews with the primary players, THE SEVEN FIVE tells his incendiary tale.
This Friday at DOC NYC, Michael Dowd and ex-partner Kenny Eurell will appear at the film’s world premiere, reunited for the first time in decades since one turned on the other, leading to a 14 year prison sentence.
DOC NYC SCREENING
323 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
Official Film Site: http://www.thesevenfivemovie.com
Director: Tiller Russell
Producers: All3Media, Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sheldon Yellen
Cinematographer: Igor Martinovic
Editors: Chad Beck & James Carroll
Music: Amy Marie Beauchamp and Jose Manuel Cancela
Running Time: 102