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Internal Affairs (1990)

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writer:

Henry Bean

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Dennis Peck
Andy Garcia ... Raymond Avilla
Nancy Travis ... Kathleen Avilla
Laurie Metcalf ... Amy Wallace
Richard Bradford ... Grieb
William Baldwin ... Van Stretch
Michael Beach ... Dorian Fletcher
Katherine Borowitz ... Tova Arrocas
Faye Grant ... Penny
John Kapelos ... Steven Arrocas
Xander Berkeley ... Rudy Mohr
John Capodice ... Chief Healy
Victoria Dillard ... Kee
Pamella D'Pella ... Cheryl
Susan Forristal Susan Forristal ... Lolly
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Storyline

Keen young Raymond Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck is involved in any number of dubious or downright criminal activities. He is also devious, a womaniser, and a clever manipulator, and he starts to turn his attention on Avila. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Trust him... he's a cop.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Internal Affairs See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$27,734,391
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Gere and Andy Garcia reportedly did not get along during filming. Some of the scenes in which they were required to hit each other, particularly the confrontation in the elevator, were allegedly for real. Garcia subsequently refused to attend the wrap party. See more »

Goofs

While Peck is meeting with Steven and Tova Arrocas, he places his right hand on the knee/leg of Tova Arrocas under the table and out of sight of Steven Arrocas. Shortly thereafter, from behind Peck is shown taking a sip of his drink with his right hand, when only his left hand would be available. See more »

Quotes

Amy Wallace: You know all your friends from the force? You don't have them anymore.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

INTERNAL AFFAIRS END CREDITS
Written by Mike Figgis, Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks
Performed by Jorge Strunz & Darlene Koldenhoven
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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White-knuckle suspense-thriller!
30 December 2003 | by Zim_BabweSee all my reviews

This movie is one of the most tightly packed white-knuckle nail-biting suspense-thriller I have ever seen. The script and the background music are excellent. Richard Gere is in his top form as the cool-headed negative-lead in this movie. Andy Garcia always surprises me being such a little man in size but having such a heavy screen-personality (not to mention his penetrating eyes). Think of the difference between his roles in "Ocean's Eleven" and "The Untouchables". I personally admire Nancy Travis not only for her being a stunningly beautiful smart woman (she has the loveliest hair too) but also for her natural gift of acting ability, her throw of words, expression on her face, her movements, the way she carries herself ("Three Men and a Baby", "Three Men and a Little Lady", "Running Mates"). I don't know why she has never been the "most-demanded" actress in Hollywood! Laurie Metcalf was a perfect selection as Amy Wallace in this movie. The movie winds up to become a sharp quadruple in the end with these four people. I rate it 9 and ½ out of 10.


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