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The Last of the Finest (1990)

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An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Jere Cunningham (story), Jere Cunningham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Frank Daly
Joe Pantoliano ... Wayne Gross
Jeff Fahey ... Ricky Rodriguez
Bill Paxton ... Howard 'Hojo' Jones
Michael C. Gwynne ... Anthony Reece
Henry Stolow Henry Stolow ... Stant
Guy Boyd ... R.J. Norringer
Henry Darrow ... Captain Joe Torres
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Calvert
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Linda Daly
Lisa Jane Persky ... Harriet Gross
Patricia Clipper Patricia Clipper ... Rose
Michele Little ... Anita
Susannah Kelly Susannah Kelly ... Daly Baby
Sheila Kelly Sheila Kelly ... Daly Baby
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Storyline

An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It's time for heroes again. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Legal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,531,489
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was delayed almost half a year from its original October 1989 release date. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Gross: [to Ricky] I bet if you met your father he'd probably be Irish
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
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So-so
15 January 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"The Last Of The Finest" didn't do a great deal of business when it was first release, possibly because the studio tried to market it as an action movie (it really isn't), and Dennehy, best known for playing heavies, possibly didn't fit audience's idea of a hero. Actually, Dennehy is pretty good playing his atypical role, believable as a cop who is honest and tries to do the right thing. The supporting cast is also pretty good in their roles. But the central conflict, dealing with bad guys in high places trying to interfere with the conflicts in Central America, is pretty standard stuff. I think that if they had tried to make this more of an action-oriented movie, it would have played a lot better. It's not a bad movie, just somewhat flat as it is. You will find it more entertaining if you watch it on commercial TV, however, because the ludicrous dubbing to remove the extensive foul language is unintentionally funny.


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