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Deep Cover

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 1992
  • Bill Duke
  • 103 mins
  • 18

Summary

Crime thriller starring Larry Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum. Cop Russell Stevens is selected for an undercover operation designed to crack a drugs ring. Posing as a small-time dealer, Stevens finds he has a real talent for crime.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

One of the most underrated cop thrillers of the 1990s, this is an exhilarating and intelligent examination of the blurred line between those who break the law and those who enforce it. A suitably intense Laurence (still being billed as Larry) Fishburne is the undercover detective who sets out to unravel a major drugs ring by forming a curious alliance with shady, neurotic lawyer Jeff Goldblum. It's their relationship that forms the heart of the movie and both deliver superb performances, particularly Goldblum as the middle-class boy fatally addicted to the glamour of crime. However, director Bill Duke doesn't stint on the action sequences and makes good use of some stunningly choreographed slices of screen mayhem.

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Credits

Cast

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Russell Stevens Jr / John Q HullLaurence Fishburne
David JasonJeff Goldblum
Betty McCutcheonVictoria Dillard
CarverCharles Martin Smith
GopherSydney Lassick
TaftClarence Williams III
BarbosaGregory Sierra
EddieRoger Guenveur Smith
HernandezJulio Oscar Mechoso
MoltoAlex Colon
JamesJoseph Ferro

Crew

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DirectorBill Duke

Details

Theatrical distributor
First Independent Films Ltd
Released on
1993-01-22
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for some of its language and violence, and contains drug abuse.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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