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Hip-Hop (as George Jenesky)
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Chief Deming
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Loose cannon Sgt. Richard Montana screws up a major drug bust and is passed over for promotion for Henderson, a cop he holds responsible for the death of his first partner. Disgusted, Montana throws in his lot with drug kingpin Gio. While he eliminates Gio's competitors and gets his promotion, Gio's lady tempts him into a scam that will see them both either rich or dead. Written by sistergrimm

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Cold Cash. Hot War. A tough cop takes a gang for a rough ride...

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Forgotten Madsen vehicle with a late night movie feel
14 October 2012 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – See all my reviews

Totally forgotten late night trashy R-rated action flick starring Michael Madsen, which was perhaps his very first leading role ever (!), after he was riding high in the industry with critically praised supporting roles in The Doors, Thelma & Louise, and Reservoir Dogs. First off, this cookie-cutter cop thriller looks so dated, from the endless parade of acid washed jeans to the Rayban sunglasses to the Luke Perry inspired haircuts I can almost remember what 1992 smelled like when I throw this sun bleached VHS in the machine...and yes VHS dummy, you think this has ever been released on any other format? Madsen sleepwalks through the role as an honest cop who plays by his own rules (original), but falls for the bad girl while being undercover (original). Drugs and sex and double crosses ensue, standard b-movie action fare. Roles worth noting are pizza face Richard Lynch as the baddie, and Branscombe Richmond as a heavy. Personal highlight of the movie for me is the on-location Baja and SD shots as I grew up there, beautiful pacific cliffs. As an action movie, this is small budget predictable garbage, but as an early and super rare piece of the Michael Madsen opus, it is worth hunting down a $1.99 VHS from amazon.


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