Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish hate group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. Written by
Detective Robert Gold. Whatever he chooses to do is going to be wrong. He still has to make a choice.
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Did You Know?
's script began as an adaptation of his friend William J. Caunitz
's novel 'Suspects', but the more Mamet wrote, the more his story diverged from the novel, until it ultimately became an original screenplay. See more
Toward the end of the film, when two policemen take Randolph away from Bob Gold, Bob's right arm is hanging. In the next shot, Bob's right arm is stretched. See more
Hey Bobby - don't let 'em get you down.
Referenced in Magnolia