Producer-turned-director Lili Fini Zanuck and novelist-screenwriter Pete Dexter have largely de-fanged ex-narcotics cop Kim Wozencraft's semi-autobiographical thriller, turning RUSH into a melodramatic, if gritty, Hollywood muddle.
Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is an undercover Texas cop ordered to "sacrifice a virgin" by his supervisor, Larry Dodd (Sam Elliott), as part of establishing a cover to bring down suspected big-time drug dealer Will Gaines (Gregg Allmann). Over Dodd's objections, Raynor chooses fresh-scrubbed police
recruit Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Unbeknownst to Kristen, Raynor has already succumbed to substance abuse and part of her own cov...