The Raid

The Raid
The Raid
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EAST meets West and kicks butt in the blood-spurting action film The Raid.

Rookie cop Rama is part of an ill-prepared SWAT team charged with infiltrating a 15-storey apartment block, which doubles as the headquarters of notorious drug lord Tama (Ray Sahetapy) and his sadistic henchmen Andi (Doni Alamsyah) and Mad Dog (Yayan Ruhian).

Led by Lieutenant Wahyu (Pierre Gruno) and Sergeant Jaka (Joe Taslim), the cops have one simple and admittedly difficult objective: fight their way to the top floor and destroy Tama’s criminal network.

Gaining access to the building, the good guys quickly realise they have stumbled into a trap.

Over a loudspeaker, Tama offers residents of the block a princely sum to slay the cops outside their front doors and the drug lord watches with sadistic glee as the corridors become a sea of spent bullets and discarded blades.

Andi and Mad Dog are dispatched to slay any stragglers, vowing to show no mercy to their prey: “You don’t shoot cops, you bury them!”

However, they underestimate Rama, whose tenacity and mastery of martial arts is equal to an army of gun-toting goons.

The Raid is showing at the Odeon Kettering today at 1.50pm, 4.15pm, 6.50pm and 9.15pm.