A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ...
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent.Written by
The murder of a police officer and the suspects' flight to another state to avoid prosecution would fall under the jurisdiction of the FBI and it would not be common for a local homicide detective to be pursuing them across the country. If the suspect stayed in the bounds of their jurisdiction, then the FBI could still assist but it would remain the reposnibility of local law enforcement. The murder of a federal officer is always the responsibility of the FBI. See more »
Ah, Dorothy. We're arriving at the Steadman place. Have Barney send over a couple of steak sandwiches at the office about twelve thirty. What?
Fries or baked?
[prompting under breath]
Oh, fries, yes.
Thanks, hon. Fries.
[all hell breaks loose. The car crashes into the ditch riddled with bullets. Chief Hillard grabs a shotgun]
You don't need a gun, chief. Just tell them who you are!
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I saw this in the theater and the only thing I remembered about it was Don Johnson puking on a guy. So with all the talk of Frankenheimer on the other board, I decided to revisit it and was more than happy I did. Don Johnson stars as Jerry Beck (apparently based on a real LAPD cop) who begins to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The investigation ends up taking him all over the US on the trail of white supremacists. The film is pretty gritty and realistic but suffers from a terrible Hollywood "We blinded you with convenience" ending. That aside, there is much to like here from Johnson's anti-Crockett cop to great supporting turns by William Forsythe and Bob Balaban to the witty script. And, of course, the aforementioned puke scene. Not as good (or as sleazy) as my 52 PICK UP, my favorite 80s Frankenheimer vehicle, but still worth checking out.
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