A 1990 American criminal thriller starring Richard Gere and Andy Garcia, Internal Affairs was directed by Mike Figgis and written by Henry Bean.
The Los Angeles-based movie follows the Internal Affairs Division of the police force as they look into officer Dennis Peck, who may be using his coworkers as bargaining chips for his own sinister ends. Agent Raymond Avilla of Internal Affairs gets fixated on finding him.
LAPD officers Dennis Peck and Van Stretch beat up a drug dealer and his girlfriend during a narcotics arrest. Dorian Fletcher, a fellow patrolman, kills a man who is approaching him outside before realising that he was unarmed. Peck stabs the victim to save the upset Fletcher from responsibility.
In order to look into the narcotics bust, Raymond Avilla joins the LAPD’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD). He is paired with Amy Wallace. They discover that Stretch is a drug addict, has a history of abusing his power, and could even be dishonest. Stretch is also revealed to have a servile friendship with Peck and to have abused his wife Penny, whom he believes to be unfaithful. Avilla starts investigating Peck, who is regarded as an example of an LAPD officer.
LAPD officers Dennis Peck and Van Stretch beat up a drug dealer and his girlfriend during a narcotics arrest. Dorian Fletcher, a fellow patrolman, kills a man outside whose lifestyle (which includes a wife named Heather, spousal support for three ex-wives, and eight children) is difficult to justify on the income of a patrolman alone. Fletcher consents to assist Avilla with her inquiry following a confrontation with Peck.