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|Dennis Quaid||Det. Remy McSwain|
|Ellen Barkin||Anne Osborne|
|Ned Beatty||Jack Kellom|
|John Goodman||Det. Andre DeSoto|
|Lisa Jane Persky||McCabe|
|Ebbe Roe Smith||Ed Dodge|
|Tom O'Brien||Bobby McSwain|
|Charles Ludlam||Lamar Parmentel|
|Marc Lawrence||Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti|
|Solomon Burke||Daddy Mention|
|Gailard Sartain||Chef Paul|
|Jim Chimento||Freddie Angelo|
|Edward Saint Pe'||Patrolman (as Edward St. Pe)|
|Robert Lesser||'Silky' Foster|
"Between them lies the fate of the state of New Orleans"
Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Anne Osborne, a state district attorney, is sent to investigate alleged police corruption. After seeing firsthand some unorthodox practices by Remy, Anne accuses him of being on the take. He argues that she does not have an understanding of how the system works in New Orleans for police.
Despite Osborne's suspicious and apprehensive feelings towards him, they form a relationship. McSwain is caught accepting payoffs in an Internal Affairs sting, and Osborne has the burden of prosecuting him. With the assistance of fellow officers within the police force, the evidence is suppressed. McSwain is cleared of the charges, at which point Anne, becoming aware of such, is faced with the conflict of her personal feelings for Remy and her duty to uphold the law.
Theatrical : 1987-08-21 : United States of America
DVD : 1999-02-02