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A street lieutenant for the New York branch of the Mafia (Vincent Spano) is ordered by his boss to burn down the house that his mother, father and sister live in. Spano's younger sister (Jamie Gertz) is in the process of becoming a call girl. Plus his street connection (Michael Winslow) has a habit of using some of the heroin that he's supposed to be selling for Spano. Also Spano has to make the rounds through an abandoned tenement building where addicts wait in line to buy their heroin, in order to collect the night's profits and deliver them to the big Mafia boss (Raymond Serra). Of the characters mentioned, they are all fairly decently portrayed as parts of the overall depridation of the decaying urban environment, which looks pretty good in the film's use of color cinematography which looks as if it's been shot with gauze over the lens. The dilemma that Spano's character faces, of having to burn down the building in which his parents and sister live in order to stay in good with the Mafia sets up a tough ending showdown with the Mafia boss Serra. All in all, this film is rather a pleasant surprise.
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