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Garcia and Gere at their very best.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Internal Affairs [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Gere plays a crooked, manipulative, corrupt, womanising veteran police officer (Dennis Peck). Garcia (Raymond Avilla) is an internal affairs officer who finds himself investigating Gere (Dennis Peck) after the death of a police officer. Dennis Peck retaliates by persuading the innocent Mrs. Avilla to meet him for lunch (on the pretext that he is worried about her husband's workload) knowing he is being tailed by Raymond. This leads to an explosive and violent meeting between both cops and puts an even greater strain on the already fragile Avilla marriage.
With actors of the calibre of Garcia and Gere, it must have been difficult for the rest of the cast to establish a presence, but Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne's sister) who plays Raymond Avilla's partner, and William Baldwin (playing Peck's partner) are certainly worth a mention.
Expertly directed by Mike Figgis, Garcia, as always, shines through, but Richard Gere is outstanding - this has to be his finest ever performance.