Richard Chance and Jimmy Hart are United States Secret Service agents assigned as counterfeiting investigators in its Los Angeles field office. Chance has a reputation for reckless behavior, while Hart is three days away from retirement. Alone, Hart stakes out a warehouse in the desert thought to be a print house of counterfeiter Rick Masters. After Masters and Jack, his bodyguard, kill Hart, Chance explains to his new partner, John Vukovich, that he will take Masters down no matter what.
The two agents attempt to get information on Masters by putting one of his criminal associates, attorney Max Waxman, under surveillance. Vukovich falls asleep on watch, and consequently they fail to catch Masters in the act of murdering Waxman. While Vukovich wants to go by the book, Chance becomes increasingly reckless and unethical in his efforts to catch Masters. While Chance relies on his sexual-extortion relationship with parolee/informant Ruth for information, Vukovich meets privately with Masters' attorney, Bob Grimes. Grimes, acknowledging a potential conflict of interest that could ruin his legal practice, agrees to set up a meeting between his client and the two agents, who engage Masters by posing as bankers from Palm Springs interested in Masters' counterfeiting services. Masters is reluctant to work with them, but ultimately agrees to print them $1,000,000 worth of fake bills. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Produced By:||Bud S. Smith, Irving H. Levin, Samuel Schulman|
|Directed By:||William Friedkin|
|Written By:||Gerald Petievich, William Friedkin|
|Cast:||Gary Cole, Debra Feuer, Stevie Mack, John Turturro, Valentin De Vargas, Michael Zand, John Pankow, Shaun Earl, Chris Tashima, Michael Greene, Jack Hoar, Bufort McClerkins, Dwier Brown, Steve James, Jacqueline Giroux, William Petersen, Robert Downey Sr., Anne Betancourt, Christopher Allport, Michael Chong, Thomas F. Duffy, Cherise Bates, Brian Bradley, Willem Dafoe, John Petievich, Bobby Bass, Gerald Petievich, Darlanne Fluegel, Jason Ronard, Jane Leeves, Rubén García, Tommy Bull, Earnest Hart Jr., Dean Stockwell, Gregg Dandridge, Michael Higgins, Dar Robinson, Pat McGroarty, Donnie Williams|
|In Theaters:||Nov 01, 1985|
|Runtime:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Production:||SLM Production Group, New Century Productions, United Artists|