John McNaughton – 1993.
McNaughton’s film is so fascinating because of its casting – De Niro and Murray are playing against type – De Niro is the meek cop (the ironically names Mad Dog), while Murray plays the bullish gangster. Uma Thurman does good stuff as Glory, the woman caught up in a strange love triangle between the two men. Meanwhile, David Caruso is also very good in a supporting role as De Niro’s partner.
Mad Dog and Glory is a real character piece, with good performances and a wonderful sense of tone. It’s no blockbuster, but it works because of its simplicity.