Melanie Griffith stars as a tough New York police detective who gets religion when she goes undercover in the Brooklyn Hasidic community in Sidney Lumet's A STRANGER AMONG US. An unlikely crossbreeding of WITNESS and SISTER ACT, the film initially lives up to its ridiculous premise but
actually gets better as it goes along.
Emily Eden (Griffith) is a maverick policewoman who likes to live on the edge but tends to get other people hurt; her partner, Nick Kemp (Jamey Sheridan), with whom she is "in deep lust," takes a knife in the stomach during a bust in which Eden decided not to call for back-up. Deciding that Eden
may be strung a little too tightly, her sergea...