R | | Crime, Drama
A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
The names in the directory in Leland Standard's office building are also seen above and below Jack Amsterdam's (Charles Durning's) name in the reverse phone book.
I'm your confessor.
Jack Amsterdam: You're my confessor, but you wheel and deal out there!
Des Spellacy: Yeah, but you're in here.
When Brenda Samuels is being identified in the morgue by Detectives Spellacy and Crotty, her eyelids flutter repeatedly.