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Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

R|2 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees -- provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he'll end up going down himself.

Cast: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett, Kenny Marino, Carmine Caridi, Tony Page, Norman Parker

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Wife, New York City, Fall, Transformation, Suspenseful, Intense, 1980s, Police station, Emotional


Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama