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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Richard Gere was also considered to play Martin Riggs in Lethal weapon, before Mel Gibson got the part but Gere turned it down. See lethal weapon 1987 trivia. Also we know that Gibson was considered for Gere's role as Dennis Peck in this film. Both movies dealt with cops in Los Angeles. See more »
The first time Avila is following Peck, Peck is in his Corvette convertible with the hardtop on. After driving for several miles, the top is gone. Corvette hardtops do not fold down and there is no room to carry them on the car unless they are in place. See more »
[Peck and Avila are discussing Avila's wife, Kathleen]
She's very pretty too. A little skinny for my taste, but they say the skinny ones give good head so...
[Raymond knocks him to the ground]
OK, here's what's going to happen. I'm gonna fuck her for a while and teach her how to come.
Then that way, she can show you what she likes!
[Raymond decks Dennis again]
They said you're a pretty good boxer, Raymond. You're pretty fucking good.
[throws a handkerchief at Peck]
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This is sort of a slow starter, but once moving it goes quite nicely. Wouldn't matter anyway, I'm not really that impatient when it comes to a story I want to see.
Figgis, directs this internal-power struggle police story, with a candid view. Mike does a good job of building suspense, then,"BOOM!" It explodes in your face. This was also, between the actors, Garcia,(Raymond Avilla) and Gear's Officer Dennis Peck, an odd but interesting match-up. I think that the perfect cat and mouse game was this stories 'pearl'. These two shined along with others that rounded out the casting. There was a certain hatred between both characters that was just right, for the story-liner. It shows, in the story cops relating to spouses and family in stress produced situations as well as the other civil servants that we don't see on a public basis.
I thought that the way, this was set and brought to a scorching climax was well met by those that saw the movie. I think that Figgis set out and accomplished what he was looking for here. (***) Well Done.
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