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 ...
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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
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Dennis Peck says to his partner Van Stretch, "How many cops you know are divorced, got nothing, sitting alone in a dark apartment playing make out with a service revolver?". In Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Richard Gere plays an NYPD cop who is doing just that in an opening scene. Sitting alone in a dark apartment, and puts his service revolver in his mouth. See more »
About halfway through the movie, Dennis is waiting for Raymond outside his office. They have a conversation. Dennis crosses his arms, and keeps them crossed for the wide shot. When the camera cuts back to the two-shot, Dennis is now just holding his hands together. See more »
[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!
Look at him. He wants to talk. If Peck were clean, there'd be nothing to talk about.
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]
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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This is sort of a slow starter, but once moving it goes quite nicely. Wouldn't matter anyway, I'm not really that impatient when it comes to a story I want to see.
Figgis, directs this internal-power struggle police story, with a candid view. Mike does a good job of building suspense, then,"BOOM!" It explodes in your face. This was also, between the actors, Garcia,(Raymond Avilla) and Gear's Officer Dennis Peck, an odd but interesting match-up. I think that the perfect cat and mouse game was this stories 'pearl'. These two shined along with others that rounded out the casting. There was a certain hatred between both characters that was just right, for the story-liner. It shows, in the story cops relating to spouses and family in stress produced situations as well as the other civil servants that we don't see on a public basis.
I thought that the way, this was set and brought to a scorching climax was well met by those that saw the movie. I think that Figgis set out and accomplished what he was looking for here. (***) Well Done.
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