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Internal Affairs (1990)

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

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Grieb
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Van Stretch
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Dorian Fletcher
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Tova Arrocas
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Penny Stretch
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Steven Arrocas
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Rudy Mohr
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Chief Healy
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Kee
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Cheryl
Susan Forristal ...
Lolly
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Keen young Raymond Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck is involved in any number of dubious or downright criminal activities. He is also devious, a womaniser, and a clever manipulator, and he starts to turn his attention on Avila. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Trust him... he's a cop.

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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Internal Affairs - Trau' ihm, er ist ein Cop  »

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$27,734,391 (USA)
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Considered to be one of the two comeback vehicles Richard Gere made in 1990, the other one being Pretty Woman (1990). See more »

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The hearse that is supposedly carrying Van Stretch's body to the cemetery is obviously empty. See more »

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Raymond Avila: [Raymond has caught Dennis in his home] Get off my bed!
Dennis Peck: [about shooting Amy Wallace] Sorry about the dyke, Raymond. Cute little ass.
[Raymond decks him]
Dennis Peck: [spitting blood] You're so fucking easy, Raymond. Like a big baby with buttons all over. I push the buttons.
Dennis Peck: [draws a knife] I'm going to miss my children. Gonna miss them.
Raymond Avila: Put the knife down!
[Dennis doesn't, so Raymond shoots him]
Dennis Peck: [to Kathleen] You think he was aiming for my leg?
[to Raymond]
Dennis Peck: That's pretty good. You're pretty good there, Raymond.
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KEEP ON PUSHIN'
Written by Humberto Lopez and Reginald Barrett
Performed by Humberto Lopez, Reginald Barrett, Patricia Brown
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A superlative, obsessive and seductive cat-and-mouse thriller
15 February 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Richard Gere and Andy Garcia are the two conflicting lead characters in this superlative cop thriller. Garcia plays Raymond Avilla, an Internal Affairs officer who has just started in a new precinct to work with his new partner, Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf). His first case leads him to suspect another officer, Dennis Peck (a committed, nasty and brilliant performance form Gere, who has never been better), is involved in illegal activities. Soon after, Peck realises that Avilla is on his trail, and starts to confront him with boasts of how he his going to take his wife, and Avilla punches him. These scenes are great. Avilla is the clean-cut guy and Peck is immoral without any remorse. You really get to despise Peck in the film, he even kills people on the side for money and protects hookers. The film rolls along with a seductive and sensuous flair as Peck meets Avilla's beautiful wife, Kathleen (Nancy Travis), and Avilla thinks she has slept with him. The scene after this where Avilla confronts her in the restaurant is a classic. The film then builds to a gripping final showdown scene. The motif on the video for this movie is ''charming, seductive and deadly'', and I have to agree. It is a gripping, classy and entertaining thriller.


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