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Q & A (1990)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  27 April 1990 (USA)
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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Michael Brennan
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Asst. Dist. Atty. Aloysius 'Al' Francis Reilly
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Roberto 'Bobby Tex' Texador
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Kevin Quinn (Chief of Homicide)
Lee Richardson ...
Leo Bloomenfeld
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Det. Luis Valentin (as Luis Guzman)
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Det. Sam 'Chappie' Chapman (Homicide) (as Charles Dutton)
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Nancy Bosch / Mrs. Bobby Texador
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Roger Montalvo
International Chrysis ...
José Malpica
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Larry Pesch / Vito / Lorenzo Franconi (as Dominick Chianese)
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Nick Petrone (mob boss)
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Preston Pearlstein
Gustavo Brens ...
Alfonse Segal
Martin E. Brens ...
Armand Segal
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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him in this gritty crime film. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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When the questions are dangerous, the answers can be deadly.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tödliche Fragen  »

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$11,207,891 (USA)
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Trivia

Nick Nolte gained 50 pounds for his role as Brennan. See more »

Goofs

Chief Quinn asks ADA Reilly why he did not attend St. John's Law School. Hutton says his father didn't like the Jesuits. St. John's University is not a Jesuit institution. It is conducted by the Vincentians. See more »

Quotes

Det. Luis Valentin: Your ass was grassed man and he went in there, with lead pipe, and he saved your ass... And now you're gonna deny him over his dead body? Man, Cobarde!
Bobby Texador: Cobarde?
Det. Luis Valentin: Yeah! You fucking coward! Tony loved you like a brother, man! He worked for you since!
Bobby Texador: You know, we knew you was a punk then but you're being a punk now. Yeah, detective, come on, you couldn't find a fucking Jew in Rockaway. You know, you got a badge and a gun but you're still a punk so shut the fuck up.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises (1991) See more »

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QUE SERA SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Jay Livingston Music/St. Angelo Music
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Nick Nolte is brilliant!
5 December 2002 | by (Mechelen, Belgium.) – See all my reviews

Exellent police thriller, about corrupt cop Nolte, who finally meets someone, Hutton, who's determined to bring him to justice! Film is good all the way, with Assante in good supporting role. Why this actor hasn't had greater sucses, is a mystery to me. Calderon is also good as transvestite! But Nolte, is absolutely brilliant as the arrogant, super corrupt Mike Brennan! Is one of my favourite police thrillers from the 90'ies. The only downpoint is the silly song used for the end credits, "don't betray the ones you love", of course you don't!

Peter Piessens


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