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Deep Cover (1992)

A cynical drug enforcement agent uses an uniform cop to go undercover and infiltrated a drug smuggling ring.

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Bijoux
René Assa ...
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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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James Encinas ...
Joseph Ferro ...
James
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Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
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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 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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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
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The last film where Laurence Fishburne was credited as Larry. See more »

Goofs

When Russel tells David to take the feet off the sofa, he reaches out with his right hand. When the camera changes, he reaches out with his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[David Jason describes a new drug. ]
David Jason: It's completely synthetic, therefore no growing, no refining, no peasants. Best of all, no international borders, no customs agents. There in that case in front of you are two detailed prospecti on marketing, anticipated cash flow, and so forth.
Hector Guzman: You racist Americans. You just want to cut us poor Hispanics completely out of the market.
David Jason: No, Mr. Guzman. I think you know that there's no such thing as an American anymore. No Hispanics, no Japanese, no blacks, no ...
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Referenced in Tha Westside (2002) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings)
by E.L. Hefe
Courtesy of Alshire International, Inc.
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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Interesting Thriller
26 June 2005 | by 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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