Synopsis: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the lawman emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with his personal feelings as well as the case.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): William Friedkin
Production: Paramount
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Be good.

Always. You be carefuI.

- Morning, Mrs. Gavin.

- Morning.

Would you care for breakfast?

Er... just some coffee.

We're ready, Mrs. Gavin.


you are holy, indeed,

and all Creation

rightly gives you praise.

AII life, all holiness

comes from you,

through your son

Jesus Christ, our Lord,

by the working of

the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, you gather

people to yourself

so that from east to west,

an offering may be made

to the glory of your name.

And so, Father,

we bring you these gifts.

We ask you to make them holy

by the power of your spirit,

that they may become for us

the body and blood of your son

our Lord Jesus Christ...

What are you doing here?

I took Trina to the airport.

Free for lunch?

You see the papers?

It's the case you've been

dreaming about.

It will put your ambitious ass

into the big office.

You'll be the next DA

of San Francisco.

Where did she go?

- LA for a few days.

- Think she's coming back?

Maybe when we get a divorce,

you can marry her.


She said you were

a terrible lover.

She lies

to protect your fraiI ego.

She said that's why

she chose me.

Everybody makes mistakes.

You finally admit that.

- You still playing?

- Sure.

- See you at 1:

- Take your best shot.

Medford had money problems.

Last year he lost $8 million

on the yen.

That's what he gets

for betting the yen.

And there's something else.

We've got a problem.

Only if we make it a problem.

We found a roll of film

in Medford's safe.

- This a gag?

- No gag.

Those pictures are not relevant

to this investigation.

Who's the girl?

Now, that

is a relevant question.

Let's find her.

We don't know anything

about her.

It's a waste of time.

We know one thing...

she's not a nun.

What about the, um... gentleman?

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith. more…

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