After getting shot in the head, a gang member loses his memory and begins a search for his brother, enlisting the aid of an on-the-edge, corrupt cop.

EJO's Role

Edward James Olmos in Splinter

Edward James Olmos plays Captain Garcia, a forthright cop who has to keep a leash on Tom Sizemore's Det. Cunningham.

The Numbers

Splinter was released on August 17, 2007.

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  • Splinter is directed by Michael D. Olmos, son of Edward James Olmos.
  • Michael D. Olmos' wife, Resmine Atis, appears as Detective Graham.


My Take

Splinter rises above the average low-budget gang film with an an honesty and sincerity that should not be ignored.

It is often brutal but never unnecessarily so. Violence is a way of life for these people and that's keenly highlighted here, as is the bleakness of their existence.

Splinter is a solid thriller that presents us with a great performance by Tom Sizemore and more than solid performances by the rest of the cast, including Edward James Olmos who once again dons the mantle of a dedicated police officer.

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