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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 drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. Written by
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They're already wondering.
Relax man, I told you to come here. You can have Gopher if you want.
How about a lawyer?
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Saw this for the first time just the other day. Excellent. Found the story very believable. Found the characters very believable too. And it was fun and exciting. Politics mixed in in a believable manner too. I don't often watch a film without thinking 'Well that was good but x y and z were stupid'. I liked Fishburne's character a lot and found little to fault about his approach to some tricky situations (the directors didn't make him do anything stupid or dumb just to work the plot. It made lots of sense and I like sense). There were a few weirdly shot moments (or maybe it was 'Lovefilm watchnow' being jerky. Can't be sure.) But I'm really impressed right now. Amazed it's not better known and appreciated. Might change my rating to 10 if I watch again one day and still like it, or am still thinking about it in such a glowing manner in several months. And loved the the Snoop/Dre for the ending credits.
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