Raynor is an undercover narcotics cop. For his next assignment he chooses the more inexperienced but tough and good-looking Kristen. Their ultimate target is Gaines, a renowned but very elusive drug dealer. While doing their work they unexpectedly fall into a morass of drug-addiction and fall in love with each other. Despite subjecting themselves to the life of low-class, one-track junkies they do not get the evidence they want to convict Gaines, and instead are forced into using false evidence in court.Written by
There's a scene in which Raynor takes Kristen to a gravel pit. He separates a 6-pack of beer and twists the individual cans down into the dirt. Kristen empties a revolver at the cans, hitting four of them. Raynor retrieves the 2 remaining cans and gives one to Kristen. During their subsequent conversation, Kristen plays with the sta-tab on the can, except that the film is set in about 1972, and the sta-tabs didn't go into use until maybe 10 years later. See more »
She's got an edge to her, don't she?
Jimmy, the girl ran track somewhere, man. That doesn't mean you want her watching your back. Look it, Nettle ain't going to want to throw her in with you. First thing he'll think is you'll bang her. You know how he is about that. Second thing he thinks is if she gets hurt, how's that make the department look? Throwing a little girl like that into the world. Man, I can just hear what he's going to say.
She looks stout to me.
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Rush was definitely interesting to watch, though not always pleasant to look at. Set amidst the war on drugs, this film challenges us to rethink this battle. Are the wasted resources really worth the hypocrisy and corruption that go hand in hand with the arrests? The movie was not extraordinary, but I did go away haunted by many of the prevalent themes.
The relationship between the two undercover agents was very intriguing. I would have liked to have seen a bit more development before they became so involved, but nevertheless, their support of each other, alone in a world they don't belong in, is very interesting. Their different descents, and partial ascents accross the blurred line of addiction gives merit to the portrayal of this affliction. I would definitely recommend Rush for those who have second thoughts about the war on drugs. This film shows us that the worlds of the law breakers and the law enforcers may not be so far apart after all.
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