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Impulse (1990 film)

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Director  Sondra Locke
Music director  Michel Colombier
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cinematography  Dean Semler
Language  English
Impulse (1990 film) movie poster

Writer  John DeMarco, Leigh Chapman
Release date  April 6, 1990
Cast  Theresa Russell (Lottie Mason), Jeff Fahey (Stan), George Dzundza (Lt. Joe Morgan), Alan Rosenberg (Charley Katz), Nicholas Mele (Rossi), Eli Danker (Dimarjian)
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Tagline  Shes an undercover cop. Seduced by a fantasy. Trapped in a mystery. Led by a dangerous impulse. Its easy to lose control.

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Impulse is a 1990 American thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was directed by Sondra Locke, and stars Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey, and George Dzundza.


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Lottie Mason is a Los Angeles cop, working vice. She has a number of problems at work, being under Internal Affairs investigation after a shooting incident and being sexually harassed by Lt. Morgan, her superior officer.

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Forced by the department to see a psychiatrist, Mason reveals fantasies about the pleasures of losing control. She has begun a romantic relationship with a dependable district attorney named Stan Harris, but seems to yearn for a more thrilling experience.

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Mason goes undercover in Hollywood as a prostitute, dressing provocatively and living dangerously. After a dangerous undercover operation, Lottie goes to a bar where she meets a man who offers her a large sum of money to go back to his house. The man, it turns out, is a mob boss under investigation by Harris.

While Lottie is at the mob boss' house, she has second thoughts and is poised to leave, when she hears a gunshot. She hides from the unknown killer and discovers the mob boss has been murdered after he leaves. Lottie quickly wipes away any evidence of her presence in the house and finds a key to an airport locker in his wallet after she searches him. She then anonymously reports the murder and flees the house. After discovering a briefcase containing $1 million at the airport, Lottie becomes a key suspect in his murder.


  • Theresa Russell as Lottie Mason
  • Jeff Fahey as Stan Harris
  • George Dzundza as Lt. Joe Morgan
  • Alan Rosenberg as Charley Katz
  • Reception

    The film received negative reviews by respected critics.

    Home video

    The film was not a success at the box office. It was more profitable on home video.


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