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Blog posts : "CRIMINAL MINDED: Deep Cover"

DEEP COVER (1992) Dir. Bill Duke. Written by Michael Tolkin and Henry Bean. Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Paunita Nichols, Clarence Williams III, Charles Martin Smith, Roger Guenever Smith, and Sydney Lassick.

 "The jungle creed says the strongest feed on any prey that it can. And I was branded beast at every feast before I ever became a man."

The story of John Hull's descent into deep cover as drug dealer for the DEA, eventual shunning of the DEA, and acceptance of his criminal nature is a slightly sprawling tale with a few entertaining missteps - Goldblum's scenery chewing - that is ultimately held together by Fishburne's fantastic performance and Bill Duke's steady direction. As one of the few films to even begin to dramatize the role of the US Government in the crack cocaine epidemic t…

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