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The Last of the Finest (1990)

An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Daly
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Wayne Gross
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Ricky Rodriguez
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Howard 'Hojo' Jones
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Anthony Reece
Henry Stolow ...
Stant
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R.J. Norringer
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Captain Joe Torres
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Calvert
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Linda Daly
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Harriet Gross
Patricia Clipper ...
Rose
Michele Little ...
Anita
Susannah Kelly ...
Daly Baby
Sheila Kelly ...
Daly Baby
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An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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He's on the right side of justice, but the wrong side of the law. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Street Legal  »

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$1,531,489 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During production, several titles were considered - including "Street Legal" and "Point of Impact". Orion eventually settled on The Last of the Finest. See more »

Quotes

Frank Daly: Don't call Rick's father a spic
Wayne Gross: I didn't call his old man a *spic*... I called him a *mick*
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Soundtracks

It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
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Cops off the force and still on the case .....
19 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding acting from Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, and Bill Paxton vaults this vigilante cop film into way above average territory. While character development is good for the good guys, it is rather skimpy when it comes to the villains. This does not detract enough to spoil the fun however. There is nice chemistry between the rogue cops, and the script though derivative is totally acceptable. It's rare to get the kind of likable performances delivered in "The Last of the Finest" from all four leads. Special mention must be made of the stunt work, because it's good, and the movie has some very unusual and exciting parts. This is a real surprise, and fans of the actors will not be disappointed. - MERK


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