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Rush (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 January 1992 (USA)
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Two small town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.

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Kristen Cates
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Dodd
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Walker
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Gaines
Tony Frank ...
Nettle
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Monroe
Special K. McCray ...
Willie Red
Dennis Letts ...
Senior District Attorney
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Motorcycle Guy
Glenn Wilson ...
Motorcycle Guy
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Man in Disco (as Jimmy Pickens)
Barbara Lasater ...
Yellow Rose Bartender
Toni Pilgreen ...
Driller's Waitress
Merrill Connally ...
Defense Attorney
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Storyline

Raynor is an undercover narcotics cop. For his next assignment he chooses the more inexperienced but tough and good-looking Kristen. Their ultimate target is Gaines, a renowned but very elusive drug dealer. While doing their work they unexpectedly fall into a morase of drug-addiction and fall in love with each other. Despite subjecting themselves to the life of low class, one track junkies they do not get the evidence they want to convict Gaines, and instead are forced into using false evidence in court. Written by k wedgwood

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How far do they go before they've gone too far?

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Rated R for graphic drug use and for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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$7,241,350 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Cruise turned down the part later played by Jason Patric as he didn't like the idea of scenes involving him taking drugs. See more »

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When Dodd talks to Kristen outside the hotel, his tie is loosened about 4-5 inches and pulled to his right. When he enters the room and talks to Jimmy, his tie is loosened about 1-2 inches and directly below the shirt button. See more »

Quotes

Willie Red: Pretty soon you be feeling all unnecessary.
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Written by Clarence Satchell, Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Ralph Middlebrooks,
Willie Beck (as William Beck), Marvin Pierce, Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones) & James 'Diamond' Williams (as Jim Williams)
Performed by The Ohio Players
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
A Division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Thought Provoking
24 December 2000 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Rush was definitely interesting to watch, though not always pleasant to look at. Set amidst the war on drugs, this film challenges us to rethink this battle. Are the wasted resources really worth the hypocrisy and corruption that go hand in hand with the arrests? The movie was not extraordinary, but I did go away haunted by many of the prevalent themes.

The relationship between the two undercover agents was very intriguing. I would have liked to have seen a bit more development before they became so involved, but nevertheless, their support of each other, alone in a world they don't belong in, is very interesting. Their different descents, and partial ascents accross the blurred line of addiction gives merit to the portrayal of this affliction. I would definitely recommend Rush for those who have second thoughts about the war on drugs. This film shows us that the worlds of the law breakers and the law enforcers may not be so far apart after all.


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