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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent. Written by Rob Hartill

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The majority of the film was shot in Canada for budget and locale. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Beck: Thanks for all the help. Sorry, Kressler, but me and the doc, we got along just like that.
[crosses fingers]
Jerry Beck: Two peas in a pod.
Arthur Kressler: Really? What did you do, threaten his wife and kids?
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Un Mundo Raro
Performed by Los Diamantes (as Los Tres Diamantes)
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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Johnson does the anti-Crockett cop
7 August 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the theater and the only thing I remembered about it was Don Johnson puking on a guy. So with all the talk of Frankenheimer on the other board, I decided to revisit it and was more than happy I did. Don Johnson stars as Jerry Beck (apparently based on a real LAPD cop) who begins to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The investigation ends up taking him all over the US on the trail of white supremacists. The film is pretty gritty and realistic but suffers from a terrible Hollywood "We blinded you with convenience" ending. That aside, there is much to like here from Johnson's anti-Crockett cop to great supporting turns by William Forsythe and Bob Balaban to the witty script. And, of course, the aforementioned puke scene. Not as good (or as sleazy) as my 52 PICK UP, my favorite 80s Frankenheimer vehicle, but still worth checking out.


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