A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This ‘ugly side of the war on drugs’ explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. —IMDb
William Henry “Bill” Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director with over 30 years of experience. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke’s work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy.
Duke was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Ethel Louise (née Douglas) and William Henry Duke Sr. He received his first instruction in the performing arts and in creative writing at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie under Professor Constance Kuhn in drama and Professor Howard Winn in creative writing. His first major acting role at Dutchess was as the lead in Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones. After graduation from Dutchess he went on to Boston University for further instruction in drama and for his B.A. After studying at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and the AFI Conservatory, he appeared on Broadway in the 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural… read more
omgosh Surprisingly good film that I watched with my folks! Had some great lines that made me guffaw, such as, "you ain't had pussy since pussy had you" and "a man has two things in his life: his soul and his balls. Or is that three things?" But on a more serious note, this was actually a very good film! :D Made my night.
This is a great movie. Underrated like alot of 90's noir efforts, this is the best of the pack along with One False Move and Bound. Fishbourne conveys the anxieties of post L.A. riots angst superbly as an undercover cop trying to do right. Jeff Goldblum plays the polar opposite of this equilibrium, and their barometer is what makes this film more interesting than the norm. Directed by the underrated Bill Duke.