A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Varrick
Benjy Taylor
Ann Varrick
Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
Frank Martin
Lieutenant Curtis Loos
Captain Haun
Al Shannon ...
Bernie Pock ...
Kenny Endoso ...
James F. Kelly ...
Lori Butler ...
Clare Wren ...
Philip Benichou ...


Benjy Taylor is a rookie cop who goes undercover to nab a gang of car thieves led by Ted Varrick. Taylor becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the car thieves, and falls in love with Varrick's sister Ann. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Fast, furious...and deadly. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA)  »

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260 chrono  »

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$2,877,571 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Charlie Sheen was injured when a squib hardened overnight and was detonated at the wrong time. He received lacerations to his face and was knocked unconscious. He received nine stitches, and was deaf in one ear for four weeks. See more »


When Ted meets 'Bill' at the shopping mall at the end of the movie, he calls him 'Benji', his real name. In an earlier scene, Ted had learned from Ann that Bill is a cop, but he left the house before she told him anything else. Thus, Ted wouldn't be able to know that Bill's real name is Benji. See more »


[the car phone in the Porsche rings]
Benjy Taylor: Hello? No, Rick is not here. Who am I? The guy stealing Rick's car...
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Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) See more »


Performed by The Untouchables
Written by Clyde Grimes (as Clyde Grimes, Jr.)
Courtesy of MCA Records/Stiff Records
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Hugely Underrated but highly enjoyable 80's gem
26 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Charlie Sheen and Little known actor DB Sweeney star in this excellent thriller about a cop who is sent undercover at a chop shop to find out who murdered another undercover officer.

DB Sweeney is not bad as the cop who ends up blurring the line and whose loyalties become divided. Benjy (DB Sweeney) gets in way over his head when he falls for the prime suspects sister(Lara Harris), and becomes buddy's with the suspect.

Charlie Sheen is at his super smooth and sleek best as the extremely affable but ultimately very cunning Ted Varrick. A well respected guy who has cops on the payroll, steals Porsche's and still has time for lavish party's at his home. As Sheen tell's Sweeney "Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and aimless" ! There is a lot to like about this film. The performances range from excellent (Charlie Sheen & Randy Quaid as Sweeney's boss) to good (DB Sweeney) to not so good (Lara Harris). The Car Chases are well filmed and exciting as well as pretty believable as is the storyline and the actions of the characters. The Tension between Sweeney & Sheen and the ending are well handled and leaves you satisfied at the end.

I was surprised that Character actor George Dzundza was uncredited as Benjy's Uncle Mike and he is not even listed on IMDb (I have sent a cast update to IMDb).

I highly recommend this film and would rate it 7/10

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