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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust him... he's a cop.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Internal Affairs See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,043,516, 14 January 1990

Gross USA:

$27,734,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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's favorite movie of his own, despite his feud with Andy Garcia. He later worked with Mike Figgis on Mr. Jones (1993). 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

Dennis Peck: How many cops you know, huh? Got nothing. Divorced, alcoholic, kids won't talk to them anymore, can't get it up. Sitting there in their little apartments, alone in the dark, playing lollipop with a service revolver?
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Connections

Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

AQUAMARINE
Written by Scott Reeder
Performed by Scott Reeder
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User Reviews

A sexual and psychological battle is set by Figgis.
18 August 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

This intelligent and well-directed thriller has some brutal, extremely violent scenes, but what makes you really come closer to the tension created by this original and realistic plot is the psychological confrontation among the two main characters, and Mike Figgis works out on it,settling the battle in the sexual and physical aspects,what is evident in the second meeting of Garcia and Gere:Raymond Avila (Andy Garcia, who develops his role in a silent, but extremely lowering form) is a correct, honest Internal Affairs' agent, and he receives the mission to investigate Dennis Peck (Richard Gere, in what can be easily pointed as his best career's performance), a corrupt,charming and cruel cop who has a lot of ex-wives and sons.The moment in which Peck and Avila are together breaks out an explosive hostility: Peck starts to talk about family, and suddenly touches in a sensitive issue, Avila's wife.Avila doesn't like Peck's provocation, and hits him.The battle is set.This scene is very thrilling and memorable.The sound track and the photography contribute to build a hot and agile rhythm. Internal Affairs is an entertaining and interesting movie, and if you liked Q&A and The French Connection, you will enjoy it!


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