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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 ...
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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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Dealer. Snitch. Junkie. Hustler. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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15 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jenseits der weißen Linie  »

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$16,639,799 (USA)
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Trivia

The rhymes that 'Lawrence Fishburne''s character recites, such as "The jungle creed says that the strong must feed on any prey at hand..." are lyrics taken from the record 'Reflections' by best-selling black author 'Iceberg Slim'. Bill Duke, who is a great fan of Iceberg Slim's work, wrote a screenplay of his autobiography "Pimp" which never made it to production. See more »

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When Carver is reviewing Stevens' police personnel file, it shows he is divorced, and the reason is shown as "Infedility" See more »

Quotes

John Hull: David, come on. Take your feet off the couch. You don't do that at your mother's house, do you?
David Jason: Nouveau anal, I think this is called.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Cueros y Cuerdas/Skins and Strings
Written & Performed by Marcos Loya
Courtesy of Spindletop Records
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Interesting Thriller
26 June 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie exceeded my expectations.

I thought it was going to be a big action movie, but it was quite different. It is a very dark thriller.

While it still had some action this wasn't the main focus. It is very story orientated. Plenty of good twists in the plot line.

The acting was good. Except for at the beginning when there is a kid acting but he was still OK. Laurence Fishburne did well as past reviews have mentioned. Another good actor in this one was Jeff Goldblum, the Lawyer. The rest of the cast were good as well.

Overall I thought it was an interesting and dark thriller which should prove entertaining even with some brutal violence.


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