R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
The unsettling poster Bronson's character has in his apartment is a detail from "Saturn Devouring His Son" a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya.
You sure keep lousy company, man.
Lou Torrey: Hey, I filled your plate for you.
Witness: That's cool. Say Torrey, I still don't wanna marry your sister.
Lou Torrey: That breaks me up. You ought to see the slob she did marry.
Near the beginning of the film when Lou is talking to Helen in the X-ray room, behind Lou as he paces back and forth is a large X-ray view box with eight chest X-rays displayed. Six are shown reversed, the bottom left is displayed in the correct orientation, and the last (bottom right) is too underexposed to determine.
Actor Gene Woodbury is credited in opening credits only.
The footage of Lawrence darting round the room shooting the dead/injured mafia dons with a pistol (to ensure all are dead) after the window fall was cut from the original UK cinema version by the BBFC. The 1986 RCA/Columbia video was fully uncut.