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Nails (1992)

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Cop breaks all the rules to go after a gang of drug dealers.

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John Flynn

Writer:

Larry Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Harry 'Nails' Niles
Anne Archer ... Mary Niles
Tomas Milian ... Pedro Herrera
Keith David ... Noah Owens
Carlos Carrasco ... Jose Acosta
Charles Hallahan ... Bud Taylor
Jay Acovone ... Capt. Evan Graham
Earl Billings ... Jack Willis
Cliff De Young ... Stambusky
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Ricardo Sanchez (as Luis Ramos)
Raymond Cruz ... Paco Sanchez
Juan Fernández ... Victor Menandez
Teresa Crespo Teresa Crespo ... Elena Hernandez
Brian Markinson ... Calley
John Hawkes ... Harvey Cassler
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Storyline

Streetwise, tough cop "Nails" Niles and his partner are lured into a deathtrap from which only Niles survives. Obsessed with finding his partner's murderer, Niles burrows deep into the underground of the L. A. crime scene to find the guilty parties at any cost. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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A Good Cop ... With a Few Bad Habits!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Cop sieht rot See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Shelley Michelle body doubled Anne Archer for the sex scene. See more »

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References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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Quien Si No Yo
Performed by Bibi Cross-Nicolosi
Written by Bibi Cross-Nicolosi and Anahi
Courtesy of D'Nico International
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hard-boiled B-noir
20 July 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A contract is put out on hard-boiled police homicide detective Harry 'Nails' Niles (Dennis Hopper) and his partner Jack Willis. Nails survives an ambush but Willis is killed. With vengeance on his mind, Nails searches the L.A. underworld to find Willis' murderers. In between, he has sexual escapades with his ex Mary (Anne Archer).

John Flynn is a B-level crime action director. Nails is a standard hard-boiled detective. He's hard drinking, hard driving, and hard fighting. While Hopper is great at the hard drinking and living, he's not as real in the hard fighting. He's in his 50's but the hard living adds at least another 10 years. There are things that he does well and others that fit less well. There is the prerequisite body double nudity for Archer and also there is old man butt from Hopper. The plot has nothing out of the ordinary. It is somewhat divided in two which feels disconnected. The dialogue can be clunky in its noir writing. This is crime noir at its hard-boiled basic level. I really wish the cinematography is better.


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