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DHS- Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) in Street Kings

Tom Ludlow

Tom Ludlow was the main antihero protagonist and a LAPD police officer in 2008's Street Kings. He was portrayed in the film by Keanu Reeves, who also portrayed John Wick and Jack Traven.

Character SummaryEdit

Ludlow is a veteran LAPD vice detective who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife years ago. When evidence implicates him in the execution of fellow officer Terrence Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he’s been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him including his superior Captain Jack Wander. He ends up working with newly assigned partner Paul "Disco" Diskant to figure out the further cause of the various other corruption and the other unusual criminal activity laden in the city.

Background Information and NotesEdit

  • Many film reviewers and audience members have noted that the character of Ludlow is similar to Reeves' earlier police officer character in the 1994 hit film Speed, albeit far more ambiguous with his morality and far deadlier.
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