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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 co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.