Smart, sharp, taut action thriller with a difference - cop Brian Dennehy wants to write the ultimate book about organized crime so he reluctantly teams up with psychotic hitman James Woods in order to get the information he needs and bust a few heads along the way as they both take on the mob. Woods is also the same scumbag who wounded Dennehy years earlier when he was guarding a bank. Larry Cohen wrote the screenplay which was directed by tough guy veteran John Flynn (The Outfit, Rolling Thunder, Lock Up, Out For Justice).
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"