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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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12 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Sospecha mortal  »

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$27,734,391 (USA)
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Trivia

Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell turned down the role of Dennis Peck. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Written by Scott Reeder
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Trivia time - these two really didn't like each other
16 April 2006 | by (Glen Ellen, CA) – See all my reviews

Atmospheric drama about a good cop (Andy Garcia) going after a bad cop (Richard Gere). What sets it apart is the interplay between the two leads.

My girlfriend's ex-husband worked on the set during production and she told me that the fight scenes in the film were real. Andy Garcia and Richard Gere really went at it in the elevator. The wounds they had were real, not fake. After filming had been completed, Garcia refused to attend the post-production party.

Knowing this, watch the film again. The tension between the two is palpable in just about every scene they're in together. Which makes for a pretty decent movie.


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