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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Dodd
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Walker
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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
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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 morass 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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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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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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Fieberhaft  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,241,350 (USA)
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Trivia

The main character of the very popular and profitable computer game StarCraft was named after the main protagonist of this movie, Jim Raynor. See more »

Goofs

End title credits misspell Lynyrd Skynyrd as "Lynyard Skynyrd". See more »

Quotes

Willie Red: Pretty soon you be feeling all unnecessary.
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Connections

Referenced in Cooties (2014) See more »

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Bridge of Sighs
Written and Performed by Robin Trower
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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A good '70's styled cop film...
1 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

While no masterpiece, "Rush" is an offbeat, well made film set in the early '70's centering on the efforts of some Texas cops to bust supposed drug dealer Greg Allman -- at all costs.

All of the actors perform well -- Jason Patric gives a particularly intense performance as the once idealistic officer who has obviously stayed undercover too long.

Great score by Eric Clapton. I really have no idea why this fairly unconventional film (gee, maybe that was the reason -- it wasn't a formulaic cop/buddy movie) did not receive more acclaim. 7/10.


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