Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 322: Mon Nov 18

Deep Cover (Duke, 1992): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This film is part of the 35mm presentations season at the Prince Charles. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Larry Fishburne plays a cop who poses as a Hollywood drug dealer to infiltrate and destroy a cocaine cartel, but gradually discovers that the U.S. State Department has another agenda. Amply fulfilling the promise shown in A Rage in Harlem, director Bill Duke does a terrific job in spelling out the grim implications of this exceptionally violent 1992 picture, scripted by Henry Bean and Michael Tolkin (The Rapture). What emerges is a powerhouse thriller full of surprises, original touches, and rare political lucidity, including an impressive performance by Jeff Goldblum as a Jewish yuppie gangster.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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