When veteran cop Captain Michael Brennan (Nick Nolte) shoots a Puerto Rican hood, the crime is made to practically disappear. Witnesses are threatened, and Brennan's brutal reputation ensures silence. Young district attorney Aloysius "Al" Francis Reilly (Timothy Hutton) takes on the case, and must risk everything to prosecute Brennan. The investigation hinges on the testimony of a Puerto Rican drug boss (Armand Assante), who is dating Reilly's ex-girlfriend.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Producer: Burtt Harris, Lilith Jacobs, Arnon Milchan and Patrick Wachsberger
Cast: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal, Lee Richardson, Luis Guzmán, Charles Dutton, Jenny Lumet, Paul Calderon, International Chrysis, Dominic Chianese, Leonardo Cimino, Fyvush Finkel, Tommy Ford, Brian Neill, Susan Mitchell and Cynthia O'Neal