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Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.

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Lili Fini Zanuck

Writers:

Kim Wozencraft (book), Peter Dexter (screenplay) (as Pete Dexter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Jim Raynor
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Kristen Cates
Sam Elliott ... Dodd
Max Perlich ... Walker
Gregg Allman ... Gaines
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Nettle
William Sadler ... Monroe
Special K. McCray Special K. McCray ... Willie Red
Dennis Letts ... Senior District Attorney
Dennis Burkley ... Motorcycle Guy
Glenn Wilson Glenn Wilson ... Motorcycle Guy
Jimmy Ray Pickens ... Man in Disco (as Jimmy Pickens)
Barbara Lasater Barbara Lasater ... Yellow Rose Bartender
Toni Pilgreen Toni Pilgreen ... Driller's Waitress
Merrill Connally ... Defense Attorney
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Storyline

Raynor is an undercover narcotics cop. For his next assignment he chooses the more inexperienced but tough and good-looking Kristen. Their ultimate target is Gaines, a renowned but very elusive drug dealer. While doing their work they unexpectedly fall into a morass of drug-addiction and fall in love with each other. Despite subjecting themselves to the life of low-class, one-track junkies they do not get the evidence they want to convict Gaines, and instead are forced into using false evidence in court. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Somewhere between the buy, and the high... they forgot they were cops. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use and for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fieberhaft See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,890, 22 December 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,241,350
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gregg Allman's role is almost entirely silent. See more »

Goofs

When Dodd talks to Kristen outside the hotel, his tie is loosened about 4-5 inches and pulled to his right. When he enters the room and talks to Jimmy, his tie is loosened about 1-2 inches and directly below the shirt button. See more »

Quotes

Jim Raynor: Feels like a lone ride to nowhere, doesn't it?
Kristen: You know, after I finished with the grand jury, they applauded me. It made me feel sick. I feel sick.
Jim Raynor: You pick a side. Because you have to. And it's supposed to be the right one. Difference being, our intentions were good. But...
Kristen: Difference is there isn't any difference.
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Referenced in The Anniversary Party (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Me Up
Written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings
Performed by Eric Clapton
Produced by Russ Titelman
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A good '70's styled cop film...
1 September 1999 | by chas77See all my reviews

While no masterpiece, "Rush" is an offbeat, well made film set in the early '70's centering on the efforts of some Texas cops to bust supposed drug dealer Greg Allman -- at all costs.

All of the actors perform well -- Jason Patric gives a particularly intense performance as the once idealistic officer who has obviously stayed undercover too long.

Great score by Eric Clapton. I really have no idea why this fairly unconventional film (gee, maybe that was the reason -- it wasn't a formulaic cop/buddy movie) did not receive more acclaim. 7/10.


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