R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Because of the project's relatively low budget ($6 million), William Friedkin decided not to bother trying to cast established film stars. Friedkin began his career in Chicago, and was familiar with fellow Chicagoan William Petersen's work. He called Petersen in for a script reading, with him in mind for Chance, and immediately offered Petersen the part. Petersen and John Pankow were longtime friends, and had acted in many Chicago-area projects. Petersen told Friedkin he thought Pankow would be perfect for the role of Vukovich. The director ran a scene with Pankow and cast him on the spot.
I'm gonna bag Masters, and I don't give a shit how I do it.
At conclusion of chase a dark brown van with a multicolor horizontal stripe is part of the gridlock but as agents drive away the van is seen approaching on opposite lanes.
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