The Seven Five

May 8th, 2015


The Seven Five

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Michael Dowd was a Brooklyn cop in the late 1980s who led his crew on a rampage through the streets, robbing dope dealers at gunpoint, and stealing countless kilos of cocaine and hundreds of thousands dollars in cash until his arrest in 1992.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.3/10 (19 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Tiller Russell

Stars: Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw

For Michael Dowd, being a police officer wasn't a calling, it was just a job- and, assigned to the 75th Precinct in crime-ridden East New York, not an easy or lucrative one. Seizing the opportunity to profit, he stole money from drug dealers, eventually recruiting his partner into an expanding criminal ring. Their 1992 arrest exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD. Weaving together Dowd's revelatory testimony from the investigation, dramatic surveillance footage and interviews with the primary players, The Seven Five tells his incendiary tale.

Michael Dowd - Himself
Ken Eurell - Himself
Walter Yurkiw - Himself
Chickie - Himself
Dori Eurell - Herself


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 8 May 2015

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Rating: 10/10

Ken Eurell is a young married NY police officer patrolling the streets of Brooklyn and living in the suburbs of Long Island. Hired in 1981 at the young age of 20 he is quickly introduced to a darker side of the NYPD. He manages to stave off temptation and stay true blue for six years until he meets Michael Dowd the dirtiest cop ever as coined by the NY Post.

By the mid 1980s cocaine and crack are running rampant and Eurell falls to the temptations of the street. For six years Eurell and Dowd go unchecked protecting major drug organizations and eventually becoming drug dealers themselves until 1992 when the Suffolk county PD stumble onto a low level drug dealer that leads to Eurell and his former partner. Suffolk county in cooperation with the NYPD internal affairs unit arrested all of the officers involved and 49 civilians. The probe included undercover drug buys and electronic surveillance. Twenty-five vehicles were seized also seized was an undisclosed amount of cash and drugs.

Eurells admitted involvement to the US Attorneys office Southern District (which he later cooperated along with the DEA and Internal Affairs Department in an ongoing undercover probe of his former partners and Colombian drug lords) were purchases of up to one kilo when he broke away and began dealing himself.

Investigators are stunned when Eurell explains how they were protecting and assisting narcotics traffickers for weekly payoffs of $8,000.00.

While out on bail Eurell needed to explain to the DEA that his former partner Dowd wanted to continue their crime spree with a kidnapping/murder scheme and then a Butch Cassidy style escape to Nicaragua. Eurell then becomes a CI for the DEA going back out on the streets wearing a wire to save the life of the intended victim.

These true events spawned the Mollen commission and is the NYPDs biggest scandal since Serpico and the Knapp commission.


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