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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Tolkin (story)
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Release Date:
15 April 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Dealer. Snitch. Junkie. Hustler. See more »
Plot:
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good thriller with a jaded, subversive edge See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lira Angel ... Bijoux
René Assa ... Guzman

Bruce Paul Barbour ... 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.

Victoria Dillard ... Betty
James Encinas ... Guzman's Guard
Joseph Ferro ... James

Laurence Fishburne ... Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
Def Jef ... Bartender
Harry Frazier ... Lunatic Santa
Neil Goldberg ... Dealer

Jeff Goldblum ... David Jason
Revalyn T. Golde ... Hull's Lawyer
Yvette Heyden ... Nancy
Sandra Gould ... Mrs. G.
Erik Kilpatrick ... Dealer

Sydney Lassick ... Gopher
Nick LaTour ... Republican Congressman

Kamala Lopez ... Belinda
Shannon Macpherson ... Miranda
Ric Mancini ... Congressman
Lionel Matthews ... Officer Winston

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Hernandez
Arthur Mendoza ... Gallegos
John Messall ... Crackhead #1

James T. Morris ... Ivy
Paunita Nichols ... Jacquiline

Tony Perez ... Guzman's Lawyer

Clifton Powell ... Leland
Roberto Santana ... Dealer
Jonathon Scott ... Rapper (as Jonathan Scott)

Vicellous Reon Shannon ... 13 Year Old (as Vicellous Shannon)

Gregory Sierra ... Barbosa

Eleva Singleton ... 1st Reporter

Charles Martin Smith ... Carver

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Eddie

Lisa Thayer ... Bailiff

Ron Thompson ... Store Owner

Glynn Turman ... Russell Stevens Sr.

Tyrin Turner ... Dealer
David Weixelbaum ... Chino
John Boyd West ... Cal Tech

Clarence Williams III ... Taft
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victoria Angulo ... Torch Singer (uncredited)

Regina Don ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Haywood Galbreath ... Man in Restroom (uncredited)
Dennis Lee Kelly ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Barbara Anne Klein ... Bank teller (uncredited)
Gary Locke ... Coroner (uncredited)
Mike Radner ... Coroner (uncredited)
John Shepherd ... Undercover Cop (uncredited)
J.W. Smith ... Video Dealer (uncredited)
Tony Trevino ... Priest (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Duke 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Tolkin (story)

Michael Tolkin (screenplay) and
Henry Bean (screenplay)

Produced by
Henry Bean .... producer
Pierre David .... producer
Michael De Luca .... co-executive producer
Deborah Moore .... co-producer
David Streit .... executive producer
Ron Stacker Thompson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
 
Cinematography by
Bojan Bazelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Carter 
 
Casting by
Chemin Sylvia Bernard 
Kimberly Hardin 
 
Production Design by
Pamela B. Warner  (as Pam Warner)
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bickel 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald Elmblad 
 
Costume Design by
Arline Burks Gant 
 
Makeup Department
Barrie Buckner .... hair assistant
Barrie Buckner .... makeup assistant
Fay Kelly .... hair stylist
Erma Kent .... hair stylist
Douglas Noe .... assistant makeup artist
Suzanne Parker Sanders .... key makeup artist
Suzanne Parker Sanders .... makeup effects
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
Kenneth Walker .... hair stylist
Shaka Ken Walter .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Margaret E. Fannin .... unit production manager
Cindy Lovelady .... executive in charge of production (as Cindy Hornickel)
Pamela Winn-Barnett .... post-production supervisor (as Pam Winn)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Wayne Elam .... second unit director
Hope R. Goodwin .... first assistant director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... second assistant director: second unit
Sandra M. Middleton .... second assistant director
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
Robert Scott .... second second assistant director
Willie E. Simmons Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit
Warren R. Turner .... additional second assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer .... additional first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Bickel .... construction coordinator
Chris Carriveau .... art department coordinator
Michael T. Daigle .... lead scenic
Christopher Harwood .... leadman
Darryl Henley .... storyboard artist
John McFarlane .... construction foreman
Jeffrey Moore .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Brad Blake .... supervising sound editor
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Harry Cohen .... sound effects editor
Richard Corwin .... supervising dialogue editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
William Freesh .... adr recordist
Tim Gedemer .... sound editor
Brian Geer .... foley mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Peter J. Lehman .... sound effects editor
Paul Vik Marshall .... boom operator
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Terry O'Bright .... adr mixer
Terry O'Bright .... sound mixer
Mark Petersen .... assistant sound editor
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor
Tony Smyles .... production sound mixer
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Aletha Rodgers .... additional production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark R. Byers .... assistant special effects
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Gary Jones .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Perri .... optical effects designer
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
John Cann .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Alisa Christensen .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Jake Crawford .... stunts
Gregg Dandridge .... stunts (as Greg Dandridge)
Sonja Davis .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt coordinator (as Greg W. Elan)
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts (as Andrew Epper)
Randy Fife .... stunts (as Randy 'Fife')
George Fisher .... stunts
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts (as Frankie Garbutt)
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Michael Harrison .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Jamie Sue Johnson .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunts
Steve Martinez .... stunts
Rusty McClennon .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Rita Minor .... stunts
John Moio .... stunts
Brian Joseph Moore .... stunts (as Brian Moore)
Tom Morga .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts (as Edward G. Perez)
Mary Peters .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Jalon Raney .... stunts (as Jalon Rainey)
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
Alphonse Walter .... stunts
Terrence Walters .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts
Bill Young .... precision stunt driving coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Baker .... first assistant camera: second unit
Douglas Blagg .... electrician (as Doug Blagg)
Jon Caradies .... additional dolly grip (as John Caradies)
Jim Carroll .... grip
Mike Cohen .... second assistant camera
David W. Donoho .... dolly grip (as David Donoho)
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician (as Erik Erichsen)
Peter Etnoyer .... additional second camera
Derew Frutos .... additional electrician
Dana Gonzales .... first assistant camera (as Dana W. Gonzales)
Michael Gulbin .... grip
David Hallinger .... first assistant camera: second unit
Patrick Hoeschen .... electrician
Frank M. Holgate .... director of photography: second unit (as Frank Holgate)
Steve Holgate .... camera operator: second unit
Keith Jones .... additional electrician
Stephen D. Jones .... additional dolly grip
Rick Kangrga .... best boy grip
Henry Lynk .... camera operator
Christopher Lyons .... best boy electric
Tom May .... key grip: second unit (as Tommy P. May)
Reginald Morris .... electrician
Darryl Murchison .... electrician
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer (as Tony 'Nako' Nakonechnyj)
Lisa Nunez .... electrician (as Lisa Victoria Nunez)
Nick W. Pastrano .... grip
Christopher Prampin .... electrician (as Christopher H. Prampin)
Alexander Salazar .... grip (as Alex Salazar)
Stephen Sharp .... rigging gaffer (as Steven R. Sharp)
Darrell B. Sheldon .... key grip (as Darrel Sheldon)
Lynn Smith .... first assistant camera (as Lynn L. Smith)
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer: second unit (as Newton T. TerMeer)
Stephen Thorp .... electrician
T.J. Tollefson .... electrician
Konstantin von Krusenstiern .... film loader
Kevin Wadowski .... key grip
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Robyn M. Mitchell .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Correa .... assistant costume designer
Luellyn Harper .... wardrobe supervisor/costumer
Laura Slakey .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Bradley .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Joe Fineman .... executive in charge of post-production
W.O. Garrett .... additional editor (as William Okowah Garrett)
Thalia Harithas .... post-production coordinator (as Terri Harithas)
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Pamela Hilse .... post-production administrator
Kevin Lindstrom .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
Hank Caldwell .... soundtrack executive producer: Solar/Epic
Glen E. Davis .... music coordinator: Solar/Epic
Cheryl Dickerson .... music coordinator: Solar/Epic
Michael Fisher .... musician: score
Clark Germain .... score engineer
Dick Griffey .... soundtrack executive producer: Solar/Epic
Barklie K. Griggs .... music coordinator
Jorge Hinojosa .... music supervisor
Dave Koz .... musician: score
David Landau .... song supervisor: Epic/Solar
Adam Maffei .... music coordinator
Brenda Patrick .... music coordinator: Solar/Epic
Jennifer Richardson .... music coordinator
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Dana Sano .... music coordinator
Steve Stewart .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Michael 'Crash' Anderson .... driver (as Michael Anderson)
Chris Basso .... driver: production van (as Chris A. Basso)
Jason Belsky .... transportation captain
Bruce Comtois .... driver (as Bruce Leo Comtois)
Hollywood Dave Flanigan .... driver (as Hollywood Dave)
Antonio Franchi .... driver
Krister C. Johnson .... driver (as Krister Johnson)
Timothy Leitch .... driver
Sergio Lopez-Rivera .... driver
Morgan McGuinness .... driver
Tony 'Bear' Mihalopoulos .... driver (as Tony Mihalopoulos)
Robert L. Rucker Jr. .... driver
Griff Ruggles .... transportation coordinator
Rick Scheil .... driver
John F. Teeple .... driver (as John Teeple)
Michael J. Trottochan .... driver (as Michael J. Trottochau)
Mark Twogood .... driver
Charles Williams .... driver
Craig Williams .... driver
Woody Wood .... driver
Terry York .... driver
 
Other crew
Klair Addison .... assistant: Mr. Duke
Karl Armelin .... technical advisor
Gilbert Barnhardt .... production assistant
Alexandra Maria Baum .... production coordinator (as Alexandria M. Baum)
Mary Carol Bulger .... assistant production coordinator
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Frank Claridge .... policeman (as Frank W. Claridge)
Curtis Collins .... location manager
Bruce Comtois .... teamster
Christy Fiero .... assistant accountant (as Christy Susskind)
Marisa Hansell .... assistant: Mr. Streit (as Marissa Jordan Hanselle)
Alexander Hennech .... production assistant
Kathy McDonald Jones .... production assistant
Carisa Kaplan .... production assistant
Guy Killum .... adr voice
Javier Loera .... chef helper
Cynthia H. Margulis .... production assistant (as Cynthia Margulis)
Manuel Mejia .... chef helper
Pauline Muñoz .... assistant accountant
Marie Nashold .... first aid (as Ree Hoke)
Stevie Nelson .... assistant location manager
Michael Patrick O'Brien .... location manager
Michael Brown Parlor .... technical advisor: police
Dan Perri .... title designer: main title sequence
Rhonda Rawlings .... production assistant
E.J. Roberts .... craft service
Rick Rothen .... location manager (as Richard P. Rothen)
Arturo Ruvalcaba .... chef
Dean Shapiro .... key set production assistant
Susan Converse Smith .... assistant: Mr. David
Jordan Stone .... production assistant (as Jordan J. Stone)
Dennis E. Tindall .... policeman
Tyrone Townsend .... production assistant
Annie Welles .... script supervisor
Lavern Whitt .... production assistant (as Laverne Whitt)
B.J. Witz .... craft service
Wendy Yarbrough .... assistant: Mr. David
Zane .... post-production accounting manager
Julia Zane .... production accountant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Hillard Elkins .... special thanks
Earlene Smith .... acknowledgment: paintings donated by
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, drug use and sensuality
Runtime:
107 min
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Certification:
Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1993) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1992) | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #31647)

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Trivia:
The last film where Laurence Fishburne was credited as Larry.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[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 whites, no nothing. It's just rich people and poor people. The three of us are all rich, so we're on the same side.
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Good thriller with a jaded, subversive edge, 14 April 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Having witnessed his junkie father killed Russell Stevens grows up to become a policeman and make a difference. When he is offered an undercover job by Gerald Carver he accepts and begins to build a relationship with David Jason in order to get to the main dealers. However as he is forced to deal drugs and kill to keep his cover he finds the lines between cop and criminal being lost – is he a cop pretending to be a dealer or a dealer pretending to be a cop?

Larry (as he was then) Fishburne's first lead role was a typically dark vehicle. The story is the usual one of cop losing himself when undercover, however it manages to be more than that for most of the time. Co-written by Tolkin, who wrote The Player, this naturally has a nice cynical edge to it when it looks at the US's hypocritical approach to drug control and the political links between the street hustlers and the political high rollers who court respectability. The story does eventually settle into a traditional setting but even then it works well as a thriller.

The multi-talented Bill Duke directs well with a gritty feel and a few nice touches. However several things are a bit iffy. For most of the film Fishburne's narration/voice over is a bit like a cross between Apocalypse Now and Blade Runner – it comes across as a little too dark and heavy and also explains things like we can't figure it out ourselves. However once you get into the film it's not as big a deal. My main problem lies with the characters.

Fishburne is excellent, a real model of underlying anger and violence, Goldblum is good but perhaps a little OTT on the yuppie/violence thing, but there's good support from Smith and Spin City's beautiful (and often underused – but not here) Victoria Dillard. However the two main white characters (Goldblum and Smith) are both smeared with racist insinuations – Smith appears to insult his black officers and doesn't care about the junkies, while Goldblum is fascinated about all things black and talks about them as wild beautiful beasts and loves having sex with "black'. These things aren't a major problem, but with basically only two white characters in it, it's a little worrying that both are given that edge.

However these are minor complaints that get lost with a good thriller. Fishburne excels and Duke delivers a story that is a good thriller but also has a jaded, subversive edge.

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