U.S. Army veteran Alicia West returns to her hometown in New Orleans where she is recruited into the city's police department. Alicia is reminded by her new partner Kevin Jennings about the differences between residing in the community she grew up in and the police department. In order for Jennings to get home to date night with his wife, West takes his place in a double shift with another member of the force, Brown. He gets a call in the middle of their shift and they head over to meet with his CI in an abandoned building where he tells her to wait in the car. Alicia hears gunfire coming from the building where Brown went in and heads over, wearing a vest fitted with a body camera. There, Alicia witnesses detective Terry Malone and his men murder an unarmed drug dealer. When Malone attempts to explain away the situation to her, the other, Smitty, panics upon seeing Alicia's body cam and shoots at her, causing Alicia to fall through the floor onto the ground below. A wounded Alicia escapes while she is being tracked by Malone and his men. When a fellow police officer arrives, Alicia realizes they are working with Malone, forcing her to hide out in the store of Milo Jackson, a member of the community who is reluctant to hide her. She tries to get help from her partner, Jennings, but she finds out that he is one of the cohorts and she runs away from him. Meanwhile, Malone blames West for the shooting and manipulates criminal kingpin Darius into putting out an open bounty on West because one of the kids that Malone murdered was Darius's nephew.
Naomie Harris as Alicia West
Tyrese Gibson as Milo "Mouse" Jackson
Frank Grillo as Terry Malone
Mike Colter as Darius Tureau
Reid Scott as Kevin Jennings
Beau Knapp as Smitty
Nafessa Williams as Missy
Deneen Tyler as Captain Hackett
Michael Papajohn as Mike
Nelson Bonilla as Doyle
James Moses Black as Deacon Brown
Frankie Smith as Tez
Carsyn Taylor as Jamal
Black and Blue is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor from a screenplay by Peter A. Dowling. The film stars Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, and Beau Knapp, and follows a rookie police officer who goes on the run after she witnesses her colleagues commit a murder.
The film had its world premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival on September 21, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 25, 2019, by Sony Pictures Releasing. It received mostly mixed reviews from critics.