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Writers (WGA):
Walter Halsey Davis (written by) &
Vickie Patik (written by)
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Release Date:
15 January 1998 (USA) See more »
A cop on the edge takes on a brutal teenage gang!
A female police detective tries to track down a gang of teenage bank robbers while dealing with sexual harassment on the job, and her troubled home life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Linda Hamilton ... Jean Martin

Jeff Fahey ... Det. Dan Collins

Jay Acovone ... Capt. Unander

Coolio ... Lt. Gil Suggs
Dan Ferro ... Willis Featherhill

Samaria Graham ... Lorette Timmons (Pula)

Paul Herman ... Det. Ed Carlin

Dean Norris ... Manny Denikolas
Tim Redwine ... Jack Martin

Tim DeZarn ... Trevor Freed (as Tim De Zarn)

Evan Jones ... D.A. Lotchen

Marshall R. Teague ... Jay (as Marshall Teague)

Lawrence B. Adisa ... Carl

Tracey Cherelle Jones ... Cherie

Brian Markinson ... Joe

Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... William Shepherd (as Kristoffer Winters)

Hope Allen ... Young Mother
Brian Abercrombie ... Bartender #2

Eve Brenner ... Homeless Woman
Cora Lee Day ... Mrs. Rogers

Gary Fredo ... SWAT Commander
Marcia del Mar ... Lt. Maria Aguilar

Pancho Demmings ... Photo Expert

Chris Ellis ... Officer Roux
Wanda-Lee Evans ... Social Worker

Kevin Fry ... Patrolman #1
David Kagen ... Laslo

Kirk Kinder ... Anchorperson
Phil Klipa ... Laslo's Friend
Paul Landry ... New Guy

Iyari Limon ... Esperanza Gomez (as Iyari Perez Limon)

Ned Luke ... Officer Al

Christopher Maher ... Doctor

Sandy Martin ... Bartender #1
Matthew McCurley ... Dave

Peter McKernan ... Pilot

David McKnight ... Dale Holman

Robert Mont ... John / Flasher
Barbra Rae ... Mrs. Freed
Diane Rodriguez ... Mrs. Gomez

Wells Rosales ... Baldemar Rivera

Robin Pearson Rose ... Wild-Eyed Woman
Whitney Rydbeck ... Bank Manager

Caron Strong ... Bank Teller

Warren Sweeney ... Fingerprint Expert
Jack Sydow ... George Haley
Sheila Ivy Traister ... Traffic Reporter
Robert Lee Waynick ... Security Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Kruger ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Elodie Keene 
Writing credits
Walter Halsey Davis (written by) &
Vickie Patik (written by)

Produced by
Walter Halsey Davis .... executive producer
David Gerber .... executive producer
Guy J. Louthan .... producer
Vickie Patik .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Tony C. Jannelli  (as Anthony Jannelli)
Film Editing by
Suzanne Pettit 
Casting by
John A. Aiello 
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
Stuart Blatt 
Costume Design by
Cathryn Wagner 
Production Management
Susan McNamara .... production supervisor
Lorin Bennett Salob .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hallinan .... second assistant director
Sean Kavanagh .... second assistant director
Guy J. Louthan .... second unit director
Jon C. Scheide .... second assistant director (as Jon Scheide)
Robert D. Simon .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Cindy Jo Hinkleman .... assistant sound editor
Adam Kroloff .... sound effects editor
James P. Lay .... supervising sound editor
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
David Yaffe .... sound mixer
Andy Gill .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Fausak .... best boy grip
Christopher J. Lama .... electrician
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer
John Seravic .... grip
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "a" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marissa Borsetto .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alexis Seymour .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Dean Richard Marino .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ron Poniewaz Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Tawny Duel .... coordinator
Kurt Zelnak .... office production assistant

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96 min | Germany:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Police drama without a flaw., 29 July 2001
Author: AmsterdamReprobate from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Police movies often have flaws, from cardboard characters to unrealistic dialogue. This film is a rare bird, realistic on all counts, from the action to the interaction. The violence is gritty but well-handled. The good guys are regular people, not heroes. The criminals are intelligent and organized, not just a bunch of degenerates. As a writer I often find fault in dialogue, but here the dialogue is terse and believable. Also, the humour is witty without crossing the line into being crass. Linda Hamilton, often playing strong women, accurately portrays a police woman struggling to balance a law enforcement career, a love life, and the care for her son. Haunted by her experiences in the Sex Crime Division she forces a transfer to the Robbery/Homicide Division, where she is confronted with her last Sex Crime case, as the victim dies from the violence inflicted by the rapist. To see Hamilton's character deal with relocating the victim's retarded son is extremely moving, as is her own son's anger and fear when she comes home late and drunk after a 'night with the boys'. The police action often reminded me of the realism of police series like Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue. Not only do you see the work involved in strategic decisions, but the psychological background is not lost either. All in all a realistic movie, with believable characters involved in believable action and interaction. What more can you want?

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