- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 22, 2007
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1981
"...The film is cast with exemplary, unostentatious care..."
Variety - 08/12/1981
"...Lumet is in firm control of the sprawling canvas....Uniformly top-rate performances from a cannily-cast stable of solid character actors..."
Film Comment - 03/01/2007
"This utterly absorbing, deceptively cold, and sprawling 1981 police corruption saga is one of the pinnacles of director Sidney Lumet's career."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/25/2007
"[N]early three hours of disorientation and paranoia....Leuci seems to float through the film in solitude." -- Grade: B+
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: August 19, 1981.
- Filmed on location in New York City.
- Treat Williams's character, Daniel Ciello, is based on ex-detective Robert Leuci, the main character in the nonfiction book the movie was based on.