Great precursor to DEAD PRESIDENTS (among others) that weaves a horrifically violent tapestry of racism, poverty, suffering, and capital (aka business as usual) across upper Manhattan. Holds nothing back. While Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto are top billed as the two mismatched cops forced to work together, no doubt this is Paul Benjamin's film.
Here’s a movie where Brad Pitt speaks in patois for at least five minutes.
For such a gorgeous looking movie (Hey Emmanuel Lubezki!) this is so fucking long and begging for parody. But the ending is very nice. Thomas Newman also does a lot of heavy lifting here. And wow is this the moment in the culture when people discovered the ukulele “Over The Rainbow” cover? I think so. Whole lot going on here.
Also it’s hilarious in 2019 to watch a movie where you assume that somebody has led a good and full life just because they are insanely rich.