Vicious drug dealer Vince Ryker escapes from San Quentin with another prisoner after stabbing a guard to death and stealing what he believes to be a cannister filled with experimental heroin from the prison hospital. In reality the container is filled with cobalt-60, a highly radioactive substance which threatens the entire city if it is somehow opened. The ruthless Ryker dumps his dying cellmate and murders a bypassing motorist, burning his body beyond recognition. Assuming a new identity, Ryker heads for Los Angeles to become reunited with his beautiful girlfriend and Crown, a corrupt businessman and front man for Ryker's drug business. Fully aware of the potential dangers of the situation, the authorities are engaged in race against time to recover the cannister and avoid citywide panic.
A million eyes wide and wild with terror!
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Did You Know?
Towards the end you see a policeman in uniform in front of a door. Look at the holster on the right hip. It is what is called a "clam shell" holster. The holster is cut in half and held together with a spring. To release you put your finger into the holster and into the trigger guard. You push a button and the holster springs open releasing the revolver. The danger is, if you don't push the button, you can't get the revolver out. These are no longer used. See more
Vince is wearing a tie when he enters the motel,room. When he looks at the radio, his tie is draped over it. In the next shot, the tie is gone from the radio and Vince is still wearing it. At no point in the scene does Vince take his tie off. See more
Let me take a look at you. You haven't changed.
[Her expression turns serious, and he looks down
You have changed. The first year you take it, and the second year you change. Then you get out.
Not this way.
What difference does it make? I'm out the right way. Could you have waited eight years?
I'd have waited.
For what? An ex-con? Do you know the difference between a con and an ex-con? Well, there isn't any. You're just dead meat, dishwashing the rest of your life.
Referenced in Little Nicky