"End of Watch" movie quotes follow the action as two top officers in the Los Angeles Police Department stumble on something horrific, causing them to be marked for death by a powerful drug cartel. David Ayer, who famously wrote another police action film, "Training Day," wrote, directed and produced "End of Watch," which first premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
In "End of Watch," Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena portray Police Officer Brian Taylor and Police Officer Mike Zavala, respectively, two of the top members of the Los Angeles Police Department. Their lives are good. They have loving wives (Natalie Martinez and Anna Kendrick) plus the praise of their peers, especially after earning recognition for bravery by rescuing people from a burning building. But the life they know all changes after what is seemingly a routine traffic stop.
Officer Taylor and Officer Zavala just happened to stop the wrong car one day, discovering a small amount of money and weapons in a car connected to a local drug cartel. Despite urging from fellow law enforcement officers to leave this one alone, the duo investigate this cartel and as a result soon become the cartel's biggest target.