New York City detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) receives orders from Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) to solve a series of brutal murders in the gay community. Steve scours the gay bars that caters to same-sex sadomasochism in a desperate attempt to solve the crime. As he infiltrates the scene, he slowly comes loose from the moorings of his own reality, and an innocent victim is tortured by the cops in an effort to exact a confession. The story is based on actual murders that took place between 1962 and 1979, and upon the novel by Gerald Walker.

Year: 1980
Genre: Drama, Queer Cinema, Thrillers & Suspense, Based on...
Country: USA
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox
Duration: 106 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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