In theatres 11 January 2013 (USA). Please subscribe for more trailers and actor interviews.
The film is loosely based on the story of Los Angeles Police Department officers and detectives forming a group called the “Gangster Squad unit” who attempt to keep the city safe from Mickey Cohen and his gang during the 1940s and ’50s. It was originally set to be released September 7, 2012, but in the wake of the 2012 Aurora shooting, the release date was changed to January 11, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures. While the film, characters, and events are mostly fictionalized, the LAPD did have a unit called the “Gangster Squad” which was created when Clemence B. Horrall was the LAPD’s Chief of Police. A similar theme is the basis of a 1996 film, Mulholland Falls, and a 2013 television miniseries, Mob City.