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Impulse (1990)

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Lottie Mason is a police vice cop who has just the right looks to be a decoy for the whore-mungers on the streets of Los Angeles. She seems to always be where the action is whether it be ... See full summary »

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Sondra Locke

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John DeMarco (story), John DeMarco (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Russell ... Lottie Mason
Jeff Fahey ... Stan
George Dzundza ... Lt. Joe Morgan
Alan Rosenberg ... Charley Katz
Nicholas Mele Nicholas Mele ... Rossi
Eli Danker ... Dimarjian
Charles McCaughan ... Frank Munoff
Lynne Thigpen ... Dr. Gardner
Shawn Elliott ... Tony Peron
Angelo Tiffe ... Luke
Christopher Lawford ... Steve
Nick Savage Nick Savage ... Edge
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Anson
Tom Dahlgren Tom Dahlgren ... District Attorney
Daniel Quinn ... Ted Gates
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Storyline

Lottie Mason is a police vice cop who has just the right looks to be a decoy for the whore-mungers on the streets of Los Angeles. She seems to always be where the action is whether it be vice or drugs. While she is attempting to help Stan, the District Attorney, set-up a drug buy with a witness he needs for another case, they seem to have mutual attraction in each other. Lt. Joe Morgan has the hots for her, but she cant stand him. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Shes an undercover cop. Seduced by a fantasy. Trapped in a mystery. Led by a dangerous impulse. Its easy to lose control.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bűn vonzásában See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,544,504
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last theatrical film written by Leigh Chapman. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Joe Morgan: I feel like a goddamn mushroom. Kept in the dark and fed bullshit.
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What'cha Gonna Do, Gordie?
Written by Leslie Barker (as L.B. Barker) and Mary Oyler
Performed by Allison King
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One of the Best Thrillers of the 90's
27 December 2006 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In Los Angeles, Detective Lottie Mason (Theresa Russell) works undercover as a whore on the streets or a junkie with the vice-squad leaded by the corrupt Lt. Joe Morgan giving support and arresting clients and drug dealers. She is also having sessions with a police psychologist for evaluation because she killed a criminal. She also has troubled relationships and high debts with her credit card. When she works with the District Attorney Stan (Jeff Fahey), they feel attracted for each other and have an affair. After an assignment where she was almost killed, she has a flat tire while driving home. She goes to a bar to kill time while her car is fixed. Completely upset, she meets the charming criminal Tony Perón (Shawn Elliott) that Stan is chasing, but unknown for her, and he offers a huge amount for her to go to his place. While in his fancy house, she regrets and tries to find a meas of escape. But she witnesses the execution of Tony, and she anonymously calls the police. In the house, she finds a key of a locker where there is a bag with one million dollars that Tony stole from drug dealers. While the police search the unknown woman, Lottie lives a dilemma about what to do with the money.

I have just watched "Impulse" at least five times so far, and in my opinion it is one of the best thrillers of the 90's. The good story has a great direction of Sondra Locke, the characters are very well developed, and Theresa Russell is amazingly beautiful and sexy and has one of her best performances. The ambivalent conclusion is perfect, and the viewer can only guess the destination of the money. Unfortunately this movie is totally underrated in IMDb, misguiding the readers. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Tentação Perigosa" ("Dangerous Temptation")


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