Street Kings

Street Kings is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by David Ayer, and starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Common and The Game. The initial screenplay drafts were written by James Ellroy in the late 1990s under the title The Night Watchman.

Street Kings
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Ayer
Screenplay by
Story byJames Ellroy
Produced by
CinematographyGabriel Beristain
Edited byJeffrey Ford
Music byGraeme Revell
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures[1]
Release dates
  • April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03) (Hollywood)
  • April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11) (United States)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[2]
Box office$66.5 million

The film was released in theaters on April 11, 2008, and was followed by a direct-to-video stand-alone sequel Street Kings 2: Motor City in 2011, with Clifton Powell returning as a corrupt cop.

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