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After killing a witness, LAPD detective Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins (Woods) is suspended by his superiors. However, he becomes increasingly convinced that a series of murders he's recently been working on have some sort of connection.Alone, unarmed and unauthorized, Hopkins goes on the trail of a serial killer. Over the course of the investigation he crosses swords with Kathleen McCarthy, a feminist bookshop manager (Warren), whose old high school yearbook may hold a vital clue to the mystery.

  1. James B. Harris

    Director, Screenplay

  2. James Ellroy


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  1. James Woods

    James Woods

    Lloyd Hopkins

  2. Lesley Ann Warren

    Lesley Ann Warren

    Kathleen McCarthy

  3. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Dutch Peltz

  4. Charles Haid

    Charles Haid

    Delbert 'Whitey' Haines

  5. Raymond J. Barry

    Raymond J. Barry

    Captain Fred Gaffney

  6. RB

    Randi Brooks

    Joanie Pratt

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 1, 1988



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