A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Director
Sidney Lumet

Main cast
Melanie Griffith; John Pankow; Tracy Pollan; Mia Sara; Lee Richardson

Genres
Drama, Romance, Crime

Description
Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!


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