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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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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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Storyline

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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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sospecha mortal  »

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$27,734,391 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Gere was also considered to play Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon before Mel Gibson got the part. Also we know that Gibson was considered for Gere's role as Dennis Peck in this film. Both movies dealt with Los Angeles cops in LA. 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

Amy Wallace: [conferring in private after Raymond offered immunity to Van Stretch] You are not authorized to make this deal. It's a violation even to *offer* it!
Raymond Avila: Look at him. He wants to talk. If Peck were clean, there'd be nothing to talk about.
Amy Wallace: I am the senior partner. *Your* mistakes go on *my* file! Either you retract the offer to Van or *I will*!
[Raymond shakes his head]
Amy Wallace: All right. How about this then? Why don't you and Dennis Peck both *pull them out* and I'll decide which one's bigger!
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Performed by Scott Reeder
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A top-of-the-line Gere performance.
28 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

The subject here (police corruption) is banal, but it gains extra value and weight by Figgis' atmospheric direction and, especially, by Richard Gere's powerful performance in perhaps his most atypical role (and as far as I know, his only truly villainous one). After watching him in this film, I don't know how some people can still doubt that he's a talented actor as well an attractive star. The rest of the cast is also good. The finale, however, is somewhat disappointing. (**1/2)


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