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Deep Cover

Released 1992
Distributor New Line Cinema

Laurence Fishburne is an undercover cop and Jeff Goldblum is his unsuspecting partner in this 1992 crime thriller directed by Bill Duke. Set in a paranoid underworld of addicts and drug runners,  Michael Tolkin and Henry Bean deliver a densely plotted screenplay with enough twists and turns for three movies (which is the number of TFH Gurus, Olson, Duke and Tolkin, who conspired to bring you this commentary!)

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History Of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay. He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits. The ten-part audio drama Bronzeville which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (The Game) recently wrote and sold the feature spec Trigger Warning, which is being produced by Thunder Road. Josh is the host of Trailers From Hell's official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!