From the director of The Fugitive comes a riveting, turbo-charged crime thriller starring international action star Chuck Norris ("Walker, Texas Ranger"). Exploding with heart-stopping chases and lethal martial arts confro... more »ntations, it's a "daring" (Washington Post) and "suspenseful" (Boxoffice) adventure that pits an honest cop against two vicious crime lordsand his own department. Eddie Cusack (Norris) is a Chicago detective who plays by his own rulesa dangerous habit, especially when he breaks the force's "code of silence" to blow the lid off a deadly police cover-up. Now an outcast, he receives little help from his embittered fellow officers when he's hurled into a blistering battle against rival drug kingpins. But Cusack is a one-man army, waging war on the criminals with his razor-sharp wits, lighting-fast karate moves and a special surprise: "Prowler," a remote-controlled, rocket-equipped tank!« less
Chuck Norris is a lone wolf Chicago cop who gets caught in the middle of a turf war between two rival mob families in this gritty butt kicker. Originally planned as a vehicle for Clint Eastwood, the flick's tight script and "A" budget ranks "Code of Silence" as one of Chuck's best films. Directed by Andrew Davis, who would later go on to do "Under Siege" and "The Fugitive."
Chuck Norris At His Best
Matt Lawson | Melbourne, Australia | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is Chuck Norris at his best. He plays the part of Eddie Cusack a Chicago cop who only wants to get the job done. He is up against two mob family's in the middle of a war, caused by drugs and family blood. While trying to save the life of one mob family's daughter he must also bring both familys to justice. Between car chases that will have you on the edge of your seat and trademark Norris fight scenes it is easy to see why i gave this film 5 stars."
Arguably, Chuck Norris' Best
P. Burdick | Oneonta, NY United States | 05/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Code of Silence offers an excellent synergy and balance often missing in action films--especially other Chuck Norris action films.
I agree with other reviewers that this film perhaps showcases Norris' finest acting. Yet he is very well cast as the lone, honest, resolute and uncompromising "good cop," Cusack, who confronts Columbian drug lords, the Mob and a dirty cop in his unit, all with equal aplomb--and comes out the winner in the end, even in the face of mounting, and nearly overwhelming, odds.
The fight scenes are well choreographed, too, with Norris delivering compact, effective and believable punches and kicks. He even takes a few himself, portraying a character capable of taking it as well as dishing it out.
For all the no-nonsense heroics, Norris manages to keep his tacit characterization very human and believable. In brief, Chuck Norris plays the quintessential Hero: committed to doing the right thing, and transcending himself in the process. I found the absence of token, gratuitous sexual content, or even sexual innuendo, refreshing indeed, and serving well to further signify and solidify the true heroicism of Cusack.
In addition to the excellent on-location filming, there are also well-placed touches of humor and tenderness that make this gem of an action-drama shine with exceptional luster.
Even if you are not an avid Chuck Norris fan, Code of Silence may make you sit up and take appreciative notice of him. File under "Top Shelf Police Action" on your DVD rack. This film is one of the best in the genre."
Norris' Best Film
Terence Allen | Atlanta, GA USA | 11/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Code of Silence is by far Chuck Norris' best film. Not only is it great by the standards of his martial arts action films, but is actually a cut above many action pictures.
Norris plays a Chicago cop who finds himself caught between a turf war between the Mafia and a Colombian drug cartel. His standing on the force suffers at the same time because he testifies against two cops who are involved in a bad shooting. The Code of Silence ends up being double-pronged - one side being the Mafia's Code of Silence, and the other being the police force's Code of Silence against bad behavior by their own.
Directed by Andrew Davis, who also directed Above The Law, Under Siege and The Fugitive, Code of Silence has great action sequences and a great villain in Henry Silva. This is Norris' finest film. Nothing he has done before or since has been anywhere near as good."
Chuck's best flick
Charles H. Levenson | new jersey | 10/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Chuck Norris at his best...Being a B-level action hero(after such A-level icons as Charles Bronson Clint Eastwood,and Slyvester Stallone)most of the Norris output was commonplace,with Karate and Kung-Fu taking up a lot of the on-screen action..Here Norris plays a cop in Chicago who is confronting not only a drug cartel,but corruption within his own department..Norris limits the kung-fu moves,and gives what is for him a stand-out performance,battling the bad guys while trying to sort out who is and who is not corrupt on the force...Another plus is the score for this film,written by David Michael Franks,who scored many of the early Steven Segall action films..If ever a gritty,funky,streetsmart jazz score blended perfectly with the on-screen action this was it..When"Code of Silence"came out in the theatres a soundtrack album of this score was released,but on a small independent label..no compact disc version has ever been released,which is a pity.."