The Poetry Boy made the moniker for his modus operandi of killing offenders and leaving brief poems using their bodies. Fisk shows he looks up for his spouse nearly 30 decades, Detective Tom Cowan (who the viewer is led to think is that the character depicted by Al Pacino), and believes him to be his role model of how a cop ought to be. Pacino's character is referred to as the nickname"Rooster" and De Niro's by"Turk", and they're called such outside of these records. These records offer a story, and the movie opens with the victim, a drug dealer called Robert"Rambo" Brady (Rob Dyrdek). When they locate a poem within the entire body, the cops link it to Poetry Boy. Turk is currently alive with Corelli, that appears to become Perez's ex-girlfriend. Poetry Boy assaults a supposed fourteenth sufferer, Russian mobster Yevgeny Magulat (who resides ), and proceeds to take Perez's home and rape Corelli. Perez and Riley suspect Turk of being Poetry Boy because of his marksmanship abilities and psych tests, so that they organize a covertly supervised assembly between Turk and suspected drug dealer Marcus"Spider" Smith (50 Cent), through which Turk allegedly must kill him. Turk demonstrates his innocence through an experience with this particular drug dealer because he's the"incorrect" gun and humiliating but clearly improper poem. Following Perez and Riley depart the scene peeled, Rooster kills Spider. In this scratch, Rooster inadvertently drops his diary. Turk stumbles reads and upon Rooster's diary; Rooster asserts Spider as Poetry Boy's fourteenth victim. Rooster puts Turk facing a movie camera and compels him to browse the diary. Now, it's shown that the narration place Turk upward as a red herring, also Rooster is your true Poetry Boy. Turk's title is really Tom Cowan, also Rooster's is David Fisk. This contributes Rooster to take the law into his own hands since the vigilante serial killer called Poetry Boy. When Turk finishes, he chases Rooster into a building website. Rooster fires to convince Turk to report the Poetry Boy is attacking a police officer, resisting arrest, and tripping, but Turk resists. When Rooster takes aim in Turk, Turk fires, striking Rooster from the torso. Turk calls for an ambulance, however, Rooster begs Turk to allow him perish. After some reluctance, Turk calls off the paramedics, letting Rooster to cling to his wounds.