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Internal Affairs (1990)

R  |   |  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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Crime | Drama

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Sospecha mortal  »

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$27,734,391 (USA)
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In Black Rain (1989), Andy Garcia's partner played by Michael Douglas is accused by Internal Affairs for stealing drug money. In this film he plays an internal affairs cop. 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

Dennis Peck: [Peck and Avila are discussing Avila's wife, Kathleen] She's very pretty too. A little skinny for my taste, but they say the skinny ones give good head so...
[Raymond knocks him to the ground]
Dennis Peck: OK, here's what's going to happen. I'm gonna fuck her for a while and teach her how to come.
Raymond Avila: Get up!
Dennis Peck: Then that way, she can show you what she likes!
[Raymond decks Dennis again]
Dennis Peck: They said you're a pretty good boxer, Raymond. You're pretty fucking good.
[coughing blood]
Dennis Peck: Not bad!
Raymond Avila: [throws a handkerchief at Peck] ...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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LO QUE ME GUSTA DE TI
Written by Hugo Molinares
Performed by Fernando Lavoy
Courtesy of Don Mateo Records
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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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