• Internal Affairs (1990)

Internal Affairs

Release Date: January 10th, 1990

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

In the Los Angeles Police Department, Officer Dennis Peck (Richard Gere) is a divisive figure, loved by those who are loyal to him and looked on with suspicion by others. His disreputable behavior and dubious finances arouse the suspicion of Internal Affairs, and Sgt. Raymond Avila (Andy Garcia) and his partner (Laurie Metcalf) are assigned to investigate. When a series of witnesses are murdered, Avila realizes his life is in danger, along with that of his wife's (Nancy Travis).

Cast: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf, Richard Bradford, William Baldwin, Michael Beach, Faye Grant

Director: Mike Figgis

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1990s , Car , Fall , Police station , Los Angeles , Murder , Rivalry , Emotional , Police officer , House , Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    It's a gritty, realistic police procedural about the Internal Affairs Division of the Los Angeles force (the cops who watch the cops). It's also a taut, eerie thriller in which the conflict and tension are hidden -- but still effective. [13 Jan 1990, p.E1]

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The script strives to turn Garcia into a nasty Gere alter ego, which may explain why both leads solemnly underplay it. Though Gere's contribution is welcome, two hard-ballers in shades may be one too many; on balance, it's the actresses (especially ever-solid Laurie Metcalf) who sustain interest. [12 Jan 1990, p.2D]

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Internal Affairs gets inside of you so fast that it's hard to look for or notice its imperfections. There's no point in quibbling about a movie that's this good, this absorbing and merciless, this original and twisted. [12 Jan 1990, p.E1]

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