A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society.

  1. William Friedkin

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Steve Burns

  2. Karen Allen

    Karen Allen

    Nancy Gates

  3. Paul Sorvino

    Paul Sorvino

    Capt. Edelson

  4. Richard Cox

    Richard Cox

    Stuart Richards

  5. Don Scardino

    Don Scardino

    Ted Bailey

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 6, 1980


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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