Perhaps there are people who look at this film and think, "Oh no, Richard Gere!" This movie will defy your expectations. Gere has never been better - his portrayal of corrupt cop Denis Peck is the backbone of this excellent thriller. Peck moves easily from accepting backhanders to developing a nice sideline in contract killing, all the while trumpeting the values of a family man. It is Gere's skill to play with both sides of this monster, but he is not alone in acting ability. Take a look a the scene where Andy Garcia as Raymond Avilar is introduced to Internal Affairs by his new boss - Garcia doesn't say a word, but his intense disgust at his boss's corporate doublespeak is conveyed by a single, piercing look. Laurie Metcalfe, as Garcia's new partner, also gives a measured performance that works to accentuate the differences between Peck and Avilar. In all, this criminally overlooked film should be a must-see for anyone who relishes well-acted, well-crafted entertainment.