Dennis Peck knows his way around the law. He can launder money, run a scam, fix a bad rap. He can even, for the right price, arrange a murder. "Trust me" he says, "I'm a cop". Richard Gere is Peck and Andy Garcia is Raymond Avila, the investigator determined to bring Peck to justice in this supercharged police thriller. Peck isn't going down without a fight. The slick, cold-blooded manipulator intends to take Avila's career, his marriage and even his sanity with him in 'Internal Affairs'.
Tense cop thriller with erotic overtones
- Internal Affairs review by RP
Cast against type, Richard Gere plays baddie cop Dennis Peck - so corrupt that he's almost a caricature. Andy Garcia plays good cop Raymond Avila who has recently joined the Internal Affairs Department and who takes it upon himself to investigate Peck.
But not only is the good cop now despised for working for Internal Affairs but the tentacles of corruption of the bad cop are far reaching, and he's sufficiently manipulative to get good cop believing his wife is unfaithful.
Well directed by British director Mike Figgis, this is a tense cop thriller with erotic overtones and still works well even though it's over 20 years old. I enjoyed it and rate it 4/5 stars - recommended.