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Deep Cover

An urban street crime drama/action film with a difference. The difference don't extend far enough to make it great, but keep it from the genre of straight action.

Fishburne plays an undercover drug dealer who has to work his way to the top of the food chain to take down the big boys.

Aided by unwitting partner, lawyer Goldblum, he forges new markets and starts to make it big, except that his partner gets too big for his boots and threatens to blow everything.

Goldblum's character is never really portrayed, seeming to change in every scene (not helped by his eccentric face, voice and body which only complicate things).

Fishburne's performance is as impassioned and considered as ever. The action almost seems not to belong at times, and the parts don't really add up to the total adequately.

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