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Deep Cover (1992)

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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bijoux
René Assa ... Guzman
... Policeman (as Bruce Barbour)
Bilal Bashir ... Rapper's Musician
Anna Berger ... Congresswoman
Donald Bishop ... Judge
Ed Cambridge ... Crackhead #2
... Shark
Alisa Christensen ... Ivy's Driver
... Molto (as Alex Colón)
Cory Curtis ... Young Russell Stevens Jr.
... Betty
James Encinas ... Guzman's Guard
Joseph Ferro ... James
... Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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He'd be the perfect criminal if he wasn't the perfect cop. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language, drug use and sensuality | See all certifications »

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15 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jenseits der weißen Linie  »

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$16,639,799
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American government and/or intelligence agencies of the U.S. referenced and/or featured in this film include the D.E.A. and the I.R.S. See more »

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When John shows Gallegos the suitcase full of money, he slams the lid. A moment later, he pulls a gun out of the again-opened suitcase and shoots Gallegos. See more »

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Betty McCutcheon: Boys, is this some type of male bonding thing? Because you can take it outside. You're blowing my high.
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Referenced in Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' (2001) See more »

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Deep Cover
Performed by Dr. Dre
Introducing Snoop Dogg (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)
by Dr. Dre, Colin Wolfe
Courtesy of Death Row Records
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cool & hard, 'Deep Cover' takes cop story beyond the usual boundaries.
29 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hard-hitting and stylish, this film quickly moves beyond the usual notion of 'undercover drug work' into an altogether more practical & unpleasant understanding...

The film is well-paced and, most appropriately for this year, introduces a female art-gallery owner as it develops a relationship subplot. As the story progresses, the film breaks boundaries further & demonstrates an exceptionally sharp sensibility -- but fairly much returns to the standards for the climactic scene.

While not a Scorsese or Tarantino masterpiece, this film is very highly recommended.


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