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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Richard Gere was also considered to play Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon (1987), 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 cops in Los Angeles. See more »
While Peck is meeting with Steven and Tova Arrocas, he places his right hand on the knee/leg of Tova Arrocas under the table and out of sight of Steven Arrocas. Shortly thereafter, from behind Peck is shown taking a sip of his drink with his right hand, when only his left hand would be available. See more »
[Raymond has caught Dennis in his home]
Get off my bed!
[about shooting Amy Wallace]
Sorry about the dyke, Raymond. Cute little ass.
[Raymond decks him]
You're so fucking easy, Raymond. Like a big baby with buttons all over. I push the buttons.
[draws a knife]
I'm going to miss my children. Gonna miss them.
Put the knife down!
[Dennis doesn't, so Raymond shoots him]
You think he was aiming for my leg?
That's pretty good. You're pretty good there, Raymond.
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Trivia time - these two really didn't like each other
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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