Stallone plays Freddy Heflin, the sheriff of a New Jersey suburb that a group of corrupt New York cops have turned into their own off-duty criminal empire. The Jersey suburb is supposed to be more like the good old days in the neighborhood where everyone knew their neighbors. Stallone is a regular guy who just wants to make friends and is content that way. He realizes that he will never be a real NYPD cop and he will never get the girl, but he is content with that. And the cops are content to have him as sheriff because he will look the other way because they are cops. Eventually he learns too much about the corruption and has to make a stand against it with assistance from an Internal Affairs cop (De Niro), resulting in an explosive climactic showdown.
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Peter Berg.