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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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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
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Michael Biehn was considered for the role of Van Stretch. See more »

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Amy (Laurie Metcalf') introduces herself as a Senior Detective and a Sergent to Raymond's (Andy Garcia's) Detective but at the funeral their dress uniforms show them to hold the same rank. See more »

Quotes

Penny Stretch: Don't hit me, Van.
Van Stretch: What. Did you call your boyfriend to come protect you?
Penny Stretch: I don't have a boyfriend.
Van Stretch: Don't have a boyfriend, huh? Then who the fuck are you out
[smacks her to the ground]
Van Stretch: DICKING EVERY TIME I TURN MY BACK? HUH!
Sean Stretch: Leave her alone!
Van Stretch: Get OUT of this room, Sean! NOW!
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Connections

Referenced in Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence: Richard Gere (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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