R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Miles Davis was approached by the producers to compose the score for the film but due to a busy schedule he turned down the offer. (Source: Book "So What: The Life of Miles Davis". Though the film isn't identified by its title it certainly matches with the description of being a film directed by William Friedkin that came in 1985).
Eric 'Rick' Masters:
You broke your contract with me Jeff. Now, I don't know whether you're into it but you're gonna have to suck on this until you give me back my paper!
In the opening sequence with the motorcade, traffic is shown going in the opposite direction on the same street and pedestrians are standing outside the hotel a few feet away from the motorcade's arrival. The US Secret Service and local law enforcement completely shut down motorcade routes for events such as the one depicted, and pedestrians would not be allowed to be so close to the motorcade. This indicates the film's budget was insufficient to close down the street and the hotel location.
Right at the end, after the credits, there is a shot of William Petersen's face
German theatrical and VHS versions were cut by 25 seconds to secure a "Not under 16" rating. DVD release is uncut with the same rating.
English, Arabic, Spanish
$3,551,761 3 November 1985