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Internal Affairs (1990)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 January 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$27,734,391 (USA)
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Richard Gere and Andy Garcia reportedly did not get along during filming. Some of the scenes in which they were required to hit each other, particularly the confrontation in the elevator, were allegedly for real. Garcia subsequently refused to attend the wrap party. See more »

Goofs

The first time Avila is following Peck, Peck is in his Corvette convertible with the hardtop on. After driving for several miles, the top is gone. Corvette hardtops do not fold down and there is no room to carry them on the car unless they are in place. See more »

Quotes

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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Effectively skewed genre thriller
15 February 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A pretty good, early feature from Figgis. It's a thriller but with a unique strain already showing - it's more a war of character and attrition between Garcia and Gere than a straight chase number and broken up with a notable dream sequence (in fact, with this shot in a monochromatic blue and the nature of the film leaning towards existential examination of the leads I can't help but think of the Michael Mann of Manhunter and Heat respectively).

Garcia gives a good performance, if perhaps a touch excessively 'Latin' in its swinging between inscrutable and violent. He's well supported by Nancy Travis and particularly Lauire Metcalf - playing a unfussy, unostentatious but unequivocal lesbian. The treat of the show though is Gere. A true A-list performance here, powerfully masculine in its self-assurance, sexual charisma and violence in various states of disguise.

A stock film lifted by the agenda of a developing director and a matinée idol. Unsurprising, occasionally laboured but always watchable. 6/10


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