'Hateful Eight' Premiere: Police Unions a No-Show at Quentin Tarantino Film

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Quentin Tarantino, left, and Courtney Hoffman arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hateful Eight" at the Cinerama Dome on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

Fraternal Order of Police said it had a "surprise" in store.

The Los Angeles premiere of The Hateful Eight occurred Monday night without interruption.  

The Fraternal Order of Police said last month it was working on a "surprise" for director Quentin Tarantino, which could have happened anytime between early November and Monday's premiere. 

The lack of a spectacle at the event likely helped Tarantino's mood.

Previously, Jim Pasco, executive director of the FOP, told THR the organization was going to be "opportunistic" when it acted against Tarantino, but released no specifics about what was planned or when it might happen. 

"Tarantino has made a good living out of violence and surprise," Pasco said at the time. "Our officers make a living trying to stop violence, but surprise is not out of the question."

The FOP, based in Washington, D.C., consists of more than 330,000 full-time, sworn officers.

Monday, Tarantino was all smiles.

"The right time and place will come up and we'll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that's economically," Pasco said in November. 

The nationwide police union or law enforcement organization backlash occurred after Tarantino, while marching in New York for a rally against police brutality in October, called police "murderers." Since then, he has gone public to clarify his remarks, saying he is not anti-police, but stands firmly against unarmed men and women being killed by them.

A request for comment was not immediately returned by the FOP. 

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