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The Last of the Finest (1990)

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An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Jere Cunningham (story), Jere Cunningham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Frank Daly
Joe Pantoliano ... Wayne Gross
Jeff Fahey ... Ricky Rodriguez
Bill Paxton ... Howard 'Hojo' Jones
Michael C. Gwynne ... Anthony Reece
Henry Stolow Henry Stolow ... Stant
Guy Boyd ... R.J. Norringer
Henry Darrow ... Captain Joe Torres
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Calvert
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Linda Daly
Lisa Jane Persky ... Harriet Gross
Patricia Clipper Patricia Clipper ... Rose
Michele Little ... Anita
Susannah Kelly Susannah Kelly ... Daly Baby
Sheila Kelly Sheila Kelly ... Daly Baby
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Storyline

An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Four honest cops are getting too close to a crime they aren't supposed to solve. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Legal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,531,489
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During production, several titles were considered - including "Street Legal" and "Point of Impact". Orion eventually settled on The Last of the Finest. See more »

Quotes

Frank Daly: [about Hojo] He was the best of us
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
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a feel good movie of standing up for what you believe in
19 December 1999 | by nametoo105See all my reviews

I was pleased with the cast of reputable players. The story is one of standing up for a cause, even if you are at personal risk in doing so. In a time where violence and pain are often in the movie forefront, this movie focuses on the old fashioned good cop. Although similar plots have been done repeatedly, these guys pull it off well. Kick back and enjoy. Dennehy is a master of taking over a movie.


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