PG | | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Uncredited Second Unit Cameraman Irmin Roberts invented the famous "zoom out and track in" shot (now sometimes called "contra-zoom" or "trombone shot") to convey the sense of vertigo to the audience. The view down the mission stairwell cost nineteen thousand dollars for just a couple of seconds of screentime.
Officer on rooftop:
Give me your hand. Give me your hand.
Detectives in San Francisco are not called detectives, but are referred to by their rank, such as Sergeant and (more often) Inspector.
There is no end title on this film.
An entirely new audio track was created for the 1996 re-release using modern recordings and mixed in DTS surround sound. New elements not present in the original film were added and several important details (such as creaky roof tiles) were omitted. This was the version used on all subsequent theatrical re-issues, home video releases and television broadcasts until 2012, when Universal made a DTS soundtrack retaining the original sound effects.
$1,486,818 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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