Jaded, cynical, edgy. Burt Reynolds (The Longest Yard, Without a Paddle) is Lt. Phil Gaines, a case-hardened Los Angeles detective who finds himself drawn into a dark, complex puzzle that involves the death of a teenaged girl. Complicating his investigation is his sizzling relationship with an icy hooker (Catherine Deneuve), who has a dangerous connection to the case: One of her high-powered clients (Eddie Albert) is a main suspect. Moreover, the victims unstable father (Ben Johnson) blurs the focus of Gaines investigation even further by embarking on his own erratic, inept sleuthing. Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Jack Carter also star in a suspenseful, gritty tale of urban corruption and murder directed by Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard, Kiss Me Deadly).