This film is about the adventures of a 1940's special anti-gangster police squad in Los Angeles, the infamous 'Hat Squad.' The four members of this squad are big, tough, no-nonsense cops who don't hesitate to break the law, if it suits their purposes. When a local woman is murdered, their investigation turns up the fact that she had been romantically linked to several prominent men and had secret films taken of her liaisons. Since one of those men is the powerful U.S. Army General at the head of the then-new Atomic Energy Commission and another is the (married) leader of the Hat Squad, complications ensue. The FBI even gets involved in an attempted cover-up. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Did You Know?
considered directing this after production on his film "Hot Zone" was cancelled, but he decided to make White Squall
(1996) instead. See more
In the scene when Nolte's character first meets McCarthy's character there is a man appearing and disappearing behind the dune behind McCarthy. See more
Perino's Maitre d'
Good evening, gentlemen can I check your hats, please?
Referenced in Open Water
Written by Jimmy Kennedy
and Will Grosz
(as Hugh Williams)
Arranged by Jimmie Haskell
Performed by Aaron Neville See more