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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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Kee
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Susan Forristal ...
Lolly
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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)  »

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Internal Affairs - Trau' ihm, er ist ein Cop  »

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$27,734,391 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Gere's character 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?". And in the film "Brooklyns Finest", 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 »

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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 »

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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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INTERNAL AFFAIRS END CREDITS
Written by Mike Figgis, Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks
Performed by Jorge Strunz & Darlene Koldenhoven
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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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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