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Story

Bill Duke (A Rage in Harlem) directed this edgy action yarn that stretches the barriers of the genre. It explores the fine line between good and evil, while testing the resolve of a moral man seduced by an easier, more pleasurable lifestyle. Although the plot eventually becomes too overblown and earnest, Deep Cover proves far more intelligent than the average action pic. Laurence Fishburne is the straight-arrow undercover cop who gets so far into his assumed identity that he has trouble recognizing the good guys from the bad. The characters, all flawed, are fleshed out and believable as they face their decisions with questions and doubt, unlike most in this genre. Jeff Goldblum provides smarmy comic relief as an eccentric mid-level drug dealer/attorney who is probably a psychopath and most definitely paving his path to hell. --Rochelle O'Gorman

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Lira AngelBijoux
Victoria DillardBetty
Laurence FishburneRussell Stevens Jr./John Hull
Jeff GoldblumDavid Jason
Kamala LopezBelinda
Julio Oscar MechosoHernandez
James T. MorrisIvy
Clifton PowellLeland
Gregory SierraBarbosa
Charles Martin SmithCarver
Roger Guenveur SmithEddie
Glynn TurmanRussell Stevens Sr.
Clarence Williams IIITaft

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Bill Duke
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 107 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 15, 1992
    EuropeJan 22, 1993
    JapanNov 14, 1992
    AustraliaJun 23, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 15, 2000
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