Richard Gere Triple

  |  Buy to Own: 10/10/2005
  |  Watch Now: 29/12/2011
  |  354 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


Triple-bill of Richard Gere drama. In 'An Officer and a Gentleman' (1982), US Navy recruit Zack Mayo (Gere) begins the thirteen-week basic training course which will qualify him to attend flight school, but immediately comes into conflict with the tough, no-nonsense Sergeant Foley (Louis Gossett Jr). Foley selects Mayo as the special recipient of his sadistic attentions, but the recruit refuses to be broken and meanwhile finds solace in his developing relationship with local factory girl Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger). In 'Internal Affairs' (1990), corrupt cop Dennis Peck (Gere) has a hand in every racket going, running a small empire of money laundering, bribery and favour-selling in suburban Los Angeles. His influence extends so far that when Internal Affairs officer Raymond Avila (Andy Garcia) begins to suspect something, a number of leading police officers speak up on Peck's behalf, claiming that he is a model cop. Peck thinks he's safe, he thinks no one can touch him, but the single-minded Avila stays on the case, determined to see justice done. Finally, in 'Primal Fear' (1996), keen to occupy the media spotlight, cynical lawyer Martin Vail (Gere) jumps at the chance of defending an altar boy accused of murdering the local archbishop. However, as he uncovers a nest of corruption and finds himself pitted against a prosecutor who is also his ex-lover, Vail soon begins to question his methods and approach.