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Deep Cover (The Criterion Collection)

Deep Cover (The Criterion Collection)

Laurence Fishburne
Director: Bill Duke Cast: Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
, Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
, Victoria Dillard
Victoria Dillard
Bill Duke


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Laurence Fishburne plays no-nonsense LAPD narc Russell Stevens, Jr., who has worked all his life to expunge the memory of his dope-addict father, whom he saw die in a liquor-store robbery. DEA agent Jerry Carver (Charles Martin Smith) orders Stevens to work as an undercover operative on a major case. The cop is to pose as a dealer in order to get the goods on South American drug lord. Stevens is so convincing as a dealer, that he fast works his way up through the ranks and gains the trust of lawyer and narcotics dealer David Jason (Jeff Goldblum) and his sinister associates, all lackeys to the kingpin who is the target of Stevens' assignment. Through a series of fantastic but credible circumstances, Stevens eliminates the lower echelon, getting closer to his quarry, but in the process he finds himself so deep into the sinister and seductive world of the drug trade that he may never get out. In a surprise move, and just when he is about to bring the ringleader down, the DEA pulls the plug on his assignment, because the top dealer, an influential Latin American politician, may someday be useful to the State Department.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2021
UPC: 0715515261616
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 10,354

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Russell Stevens, Jr./John Hull
Jeff Goldblum David Jason
Victoria Dillard Betty McCutcheon
Charles Martin Smith Jerry Carver
Gregory Sierra Felix Barbosa
Clarence Williams Ken Taft
Rene Assa Hector Guzman
Alex Colon Molto
Roger Guenveur Smith Eddie
Sidney Lassick Gopher
Kamala Lopez Belinda
Julio Oscar Mechoso Hernandez
Glynn Turman Russell Stevens, Sr.
James T. Morris Ivy
Arthur Mendozo Gallegos
Sandra Gould Mrs. O.
Tyrin Turner Dealer
Bruce Barbour Policeman
Def Jef Bartender
Yvette Heyden Nancy
Ron Thompson Guard
Cory Curtis Young Russell Stevens, Jr.
Donald Bishop Judge
Ed Cambridge Crackhead #2
Ric Mancini Congressman
Anna Berger Congresswoman
Lionel Matthews Officer Winston
Clifton Powell Leland
Jaime Cardriche Shark
John Shepherd Undercover Cop
J.W. Smith Video Dealer
Tony Perez Guzman's Lawyer
Mike Radner Coroner
Alisa Christensen Ivy's Driver
Erik Kilpatrick Dealer
Nick LaTour Republican Congressman
Harry Frazier Lunatic Santa

Technical Credits
Bill Duke Director
Thomas Baer Producer
Bojan Bazelli Cinematographer
Henry Bean Producer,Screenwriter
Daniel W. Bickel Art Director
John Carter Editor
Michel Colombier Score Composer
Pierre David Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
Doanld Elmblad Set Decoration/Design
Arlene Gant Costumes/Costume Designer
Daryl Haney Screenwriter
Deborah Moore Co-producer
David Streit Executive Producer
Michael Tolkin Screenwriter
Pamela B. Warner Production Designer

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