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Deep Cover (1992)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  15 April 1992 (USA)
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bijoux
René Assa ...
Guzman
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Policeman (as Bruce Barbour)
Bilal Bashir ...
Rapper's Musician
Anna Berger ...
Congresswoman
Donald Bishop ...
Judge
Ed Cambridge ...
Crackhead #2
Jaime Cardriche ...
Shark
Alisa Christensen ...
Ivy's Driver
Alex Colon ...
Molto (as Alex Colón)
Cory Curtis ...
Young Russell Stevens Jr.
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Betty
James Encinas ...
Guzman's Guard
Joseph Ferro ...
James
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Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
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Storyline

A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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There's a thin line between catching a criminal... and becoming one. See more »

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

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15 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Jenseits der weißen Linie  »

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$16,639,799 (USA)
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The last film where Laurence Fishburne was credited as Larry. See more »

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When John shows Gallegos the suitcase full of money, he slams the lid. A moment later, he pulls a gun out of the again-opened suitcase and shoots Gallegos. See more »

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Taft: If somebody put a gun to your baby's head, would you try and kill them if you could? Huh? Me too. And by selling that stuff, you're putting a gun to my baby's head. Let me warn you. I'm like a mad dog after a bone. I'd be all over you like stink on doo-doo. Trust me.
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Deep Cover
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cool & hard, 'Deep Cover' takes cop story beyond the usual boundaries.
29 December 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Hard-hitting and stylish, this film quickly moves beyond the usual notion of 'undercover drug work' into an altogether more practical & unpleasant understanding...

The film is well-paced and, most appropriately for this year, introduces a female art-gallery owner as it develops a relationship subplot. As the story progresses, the film breaks boundaries further & demonstrates an exceptionally sharp sensibility -- but fairly much returns to the standards for the climactic scene.

While not a Scorsese or Tarantino masterpiece, this film is very highly recommended.


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