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Deep Cover
Deep Cover
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa, Bruce Paul Barbour
Director: Bill Duke
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
R     1999     1hr 47min

A cop with the psychological profile of a criminal goes undercover and finds himself caught up in his criminal life.

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Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa, Bruce Paul Barbour
Director: Bill Duke
Creators: David Streit, Deborah Moore, Henry Bean, Michael De Luca, Pierre David, Michael Tolkin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Crime, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/14/1999
Original Release Date: 04/15/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 04/15/1992
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Another Interesting 'Neo Noir' From The '90s
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 02/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As grungy and hard-edged as this movie is, I still found a number of good things going for it that made the movie entertaining to watch. The story moves very fast, which tells you something.

As someone who loves narration, I enjoyed Laurence Fishburne's deep-voiced first-person narrating. He was smooth in this gritty 1990s film noir (neo-noir, as they call it) filled with hard-boiled characters, rough language and some brutal scenes wrapped around a drug story. The early '90s produced some fine neo-noirs.

However, as rough as that sounds, they don't overdo the violence but the profanity can make you wince at times. It also has the normal Liberal cheap shots against Republicans: this time George Bush Sr. (The major villain, a South American drug lord is pictured as a friend of Bush's. And, you also get the usual baloney of the U.S. Government and the DEA being bad guys. If that isn't enough, they also play the "race card" in here.

Yet, I still liked this film. At least they also took a shot at phony Liberals, who Jeff Goldblum's character portrays. Goldblum's "David Jason" actually had the best lines in the film, however. He is shown as morally-bankrupt atheist.

This movie is unusual in that the main character - Fishburne's "Russell Stevens" - goes from good guy to bad guy back to good guy! This is an intriguing, dark film."