I had always seen this in my local video store when I was a kid and always wanted to see it. Finally got to seeing it and it was pretty damn good.
The Good: William Petersen plays our "hero," who is a secret service agent cracking down on counter fitting. Being a Friedkin flick the main character is a hard ass who knows how to do his job, but is a complete dick(see Hackman in French Connection). Petersen uses a stripper for information and sex. Then when she butts heads with him, he threatens to revoke her parole if she doesn't do what he says.
The Bad: DAFOE! I mean if you split up his last name it is Da Foe, so he was born to play a bad guy. He doesn't disappoint as an eccentric LA artist who has a knack for printing money and killing secret service agents.
The Ugly: Weird 80's sex scene between DAFOE and some theatre chick... So modern and vogue... oh and disgusting.
The Badass: Petersen's verbal ownage of his new partner who keeps bitching out on taking down DAFOE. "You ain't my partner! You ain't even my fucking friend. In fact, let me give you a little piece of advice: you better get your ass into protection, baby! Because you ain't shit on the streets! You understand that? You ain't got the nuts! Kiss my ass! Pussy motherfucker!" After the new asshole he receives, he gladly helps.
The violence is sparse in this film, but when it goes down it is raw and real. They did some great shotgun make up effects and head shots.
The Food: Get some mexicali food for this like some chalupas or nacho's with all the fixins (jalapeno, Monterey jack, black olives, beans, corn and some carne asada.
I recommend this movie if you liked the French Connection and badass 80's technotronic soundtracks.