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Rush (1991)

R  |   |  Action, 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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Nettle
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Monroe
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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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Jason Patric actually did shoot up for authenticity's sake for the film though the substances he used in his syringes were either saline or vitamins. See more »

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The first time Jim puts a needle in his arm in-front of Kristen, he never pushes the plunger in, when he unties the belt, you can clearly see a few inches of white plunger, if he had pushed it in, the plunger would not be sticking out. So therefore he did not "shoot up". He simply stuck the needle in his arm without injecting the contents. See more »

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Kristen: Yeah, but it's a fine line, Dodd.
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Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Written by Huey P. Meaux, Freddy Fender and Wayne Duncan
Performed by Freddy Fender (as Freddie Fender)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Well acted and convincing drama
9 February 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Rush was a controversial film upon it's initial release. Scenes depicting drug use by police officers were denounced by the usual Fraternal Orders and right wing cranks. Those scenes are only part of what makes Rush such a memorable experience. Good performances from Jennifer Jason Leigh as a starry eyed rookie narc, Sam Elliott as her burned out boss, and especially Max Perlich as a construction worker making some extra bucks in the drug trade anchor a film that makes a mockery of our vain attempts to somehow end the importation and use of these illegal substances. When does use change into addiction? How far will we go to stop people from abusing their bodies, and how many lies must be told in the process? Rush is a brave and provocative film that tells it's story without histrionics, a minimum of gunplay, and a dearth of sensationalism...despite what Officer Friendly may say about it.


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