Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles. The pursuit leads him through a world that has become his own natural habitat - a nasty world of crime, drugs, prostitution and male hustlers where "innocence kills" and continued exposure corrupts. Paradoxically, it's also a world of love, secret admirers, romantic feminist poets and modern chivalry. And for the viewer, it's the background for an exciting, suspense movie.Written by
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The studio behind the picture, Atlantic Entertainment Group, had produced teen, or youth orientated films early in their existence. Atlantic were eager to expand and produce adult content with stars attached. When writer/director James B. Harris pitched the script, with James Woods attached as the star, Atlantic immediately agreed to finance and distribute. See more »
At about 1:30, when Hopkins (James Woods) is on the pay phone talking to Peltz (Charles Durning) telling Peltz that he (Hopkins) has killed a cop and that he might need some help, Peltz is wearing an ugly plaid sports coat with a tan shirt and a brown striped tie. Moments later, at the scene of the shooting, Peltz is wearing a tan coat with a blue shirt and a paisley tie. See more »
Extremely entertaining film about a cop (Woods) who tries to hunt down a criminal who is murdering women downtown in an apparently random order. I saw this on AMC one Friday night, very late, and I was blown away. Great acting, particularly by James Woods, and just a very fine film with a good fade-to-black ending.
It's sort of dumb and predictable sometimes, but it's one of the best endings I can remember in recent years.
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