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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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 »

Goofs

There's a scene in which Raynor takes Kristen to a gravel pit. He separates a 6-pack of beer and twists the individual cans down into the dirt. Kristen empties a revolver at the cans, hitting four of them. Raynor retrieves the 2 remaining cans and gives one to Kristen. During their subsequent conversation, Kristen plays with the sta-tab on the can, except that the film is set in about 1972, and the sta-tabs didn't go into use until maybe 10 years later. See more »

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Kristen: Yeah, but it's a fine line, Dodd.
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Referenced in Entourage: Pie (2008) See more »

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Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock N' Roll
Written by Marty Cooper
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a drama definitely worth seeing
20 November 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

'Rush' is a very powerful and moving drama complimented by some of the greatest acting performances of the stars' careers. Patric and Leigh are the most notably outstanding actors as a duo of undercover narcotic police officers delving into the illegal drug world of a small town in Texas. There were a few problems, though, in this film. Small parts of the film's dialogue are flawed and the pace gets too choppy at many points. Nevertheless, 'Rush' remains a great example of what dramatic scenes and acting should be. Highly recommended for drama movie lovers.


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