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Deep Cover (1992)

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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 ...
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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

During the ending scene when Russell Stevens was about to arrest David Jason, David smacked Russell and said, "wake up", a nod to Lawrence Fishburne's portrayal of Dap from Spike Lee's School Daze (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Felix Barbosa is slapping Eddie around in the pool hall at one point Eddie pulls all the food and glasses off the table. The food and drink reappear for one shot before disappearing for good. See more »

Quotes

Carver: Have some fun. That's an order.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 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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