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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs. Written by
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Frank Sinatra plays Detective Joe Leland from the novel (The Detective) by Roderick Thorp. Thorp wrote a sequel (Nothing Lasts Forever) where Leland is trapped in a Claxxon Oil Corporation skyscraper after it's taken by German terrorists and must rescue his daughter and grandchildren. Twenty years later the novel was filmed with some changes: the daughter became his wife, Claxxon became the Nakatomi Corporation and Joe Leland's name was changed to John McClane. The film was released under the title Die Hard (1988). Because of a clause in Sinatra's contract for "The Detective" which gave him the right to reprise his role in a sequel, he was actually the first person offered the McClane role, even though he was 73 years old at the time. Also, coincidentally, Bruce Willis (who played McClane) made his movie debut in The First Deadly Sin (1980) walking out of a bar as Sinatra walks into it. See more »
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I'm surprised that it is not on video anywhere,but Frank Sinatra's performance as a hard boiled NYPD detective investigating the brutal murder of a innocent man is something to see it is entirely. Due to its strong adult content and language since it was the only Sinatra film that had a "X" rating during its day(strictly for mature audiences) which was back then during the new standardized CARA system that was inplaced back in the late 1960's. As well as the Chairman Of The Board's leading role as he goes into the sleazy background of New York's grit, you have also strong lead performances from Norman Fell,Jack Klugman and others makes it worth watching until the shocking ending.
Can it on cable if it comes on.
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