The filmmakers are also hopeful that audiences in search of entertainment this weekend won’t have any issues separating recent real-life gun violence from the bullet-ridden adventures depicted in ‘‘Gangster Squad.’’
‘‘This isn’t a movie promoting violence,’’ said ‘‘Gangster Squad’’ producer Dan Lin. ‘‘It’s a movie about unsung heroes. These characters were real guys who were doing the right thing, stopping gangsters and saving the city that we all love. Yes, in the cause of trying to save your city and take down the bad guys, sometimes the cops had to use guns.’’
AP Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson contributed to this report.
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