★★★☆☆ USA. 1h47m. Crime / Thriller. Directed by Lee Tamahori. Written by Pete Dexter (screenplay) and Pete Dexter, Floyd Mutrux (story). Cinematography by Haskell Wexler. Edited by Sally Menke. Music by Dave Grusin. Starring Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich, Daniel Baldwin, Kyle Chandler, William L. Petersen, Aaron Neville, Rob Lowe, Bruce Dern, Louise Fletcher.
Nolte plays the head of an elite group of four Los Angeles Police Department detectives (based on the real life ‘Hat Squad’) who are known for stopping at nothing to maintain control of their jurisdiction. Their work has the tacit approval of LA’s police chief (Bruce Dern).