R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A black militant group robs a Mafia bookie joint and also steals the incriminating ledgers which, in turn, prompts retaliation from the mob.
In the movie, Gunn mentions that there was only one black senator. This is in reference to Edward Brooke, Republican Senator from Massachusetts, who served from January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1979. At the time the film was released, Brooke was only the third African-American Senator to serve in the U.S. Congress. He was the first one to be elected and serve since 1881.
Yes, gentlemen, can I help you?
Lt. Hopper: I'm looking for a man named Gunn.
Larry: You mean, Mr. Gunn.
Near the end of the film when Gunn is escaping in a 1961 Ford Falcon marked "Security Patrol", in one shot a wire is taped down the right side of the vehicle, seemingly powering an add-on set of headlights attached to the car, while the car's original, single headlights are off.