Rush Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich, Gregg Allman

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Jim Raynor (Patric), an experienced narcotics officer, goes undercover to catch a major drug runner in a small Texas town (it's the mid 1970s). Rayor is overconfident; he shoots up drugs in the presence of dealers to prove he's tough and not a cop. As a partner on the case, he chooses tough, good-looking young Kristen Cates (Jason Leigh). Gaines (Allman, in a powerful role with few lines) is their target, Walker (Perlich) the naive dealer who gets caught in the middle when the cops force him to turn on his source, and Dodd (Elliott) is the pair's boss who worries about them. Raynor and Cates have an affair and get in over their heads, hooked on cocaine and heroin, giving false evidence in court against Gaines to try to nail him, and going to prison themselves. Based in the autobiographical book of the same name by Kim Wozencraft, this 1991 film -- a directorial debut for Lili Fini Zanuck after she produced "Cocoon" and "Driving Miss Daisy" -- is harsh and solid, if not terribly long lasting.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption    -   life in drug culture Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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