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Al Reilly
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Bobby Texador
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Kevin Quinn
Lee Richardson ...
Leo Bloomenfeld
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Luis Valentin (as Luis Guzman)
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Sam Chapman (as Charles Dutton)
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Nancy Bosch
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Roger Montalvo
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Jose Malpica
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Larry Pesch (as Dominick Chianese)
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Nick Petrone
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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 refuses 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 | Thriller

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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tödliche Fragen  »

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$11,207,891 (USA)
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Trivia

Jenny Lumet (Nancy Bosch) is the daughter of the director Sidney Lumet. 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: [to Reilly] It's a pleasure, we knew your old man, cops like that that made us the finest, we were just telling some old war stories, Mike told us what cojones he got, this jungle bunny over here is laughing his ass off
[Chappie Interrupts]
Det. Sam 'Chappie' Chapman: You ain't nothin' but a nigger with straight hair.
Insp. Flynn: Gentlemen, you are both in violation of department directives, racial epithets are not permitted!
Det. Luis Valentin: Excuse me sir, whose racist? Me and Chappie? We're the minorities man, you're damn lucky to get us, if we quit,...
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1989 Reuben Blades Album "Nothing But The Truth." Opening, Closing and Recurring Song and Theme in Q & A Theme
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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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