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

You want to bring him in?

I'm not making that call.

I'll take care of it, OK?

You've got pictures of the

governor with some hooker?

Keep that to yourself.

- What will you do?

- I'm seeing him tomorrow.

He could turn you

into road-kill.

No sh*t.

Why don't you come downtown?

As a partner?


What for?

Money. ReaI money.

I'm having fun doing what I do.

There's only three fun things

in life - money, sex and power.

Two out of three's not bad.

Be carefuI your dream case

don't blow your brains out.

What's this divorce stuff?

Oh, that.

I was just yanking your chain.


You guys OK?


Don't look so disappointed,


You're a cynicaI

son of a b*tch, man.

Yeah, that's why we're friends.

Governor, Mr. Corelli.

Morning, sir.

David. Good to see you.

Always good

to see our rising stars,

even if they're plotting

headaches for my friends.

I like your boss.

Word is that you were thinking

about opposing him.

None of us ever run

for anything, do we?

We just allow the party faithfuI

to draft us.

You know my AA, Bill Barrett?

- Sit down.

- Thanks

I don't know how I can help

with Kyle. I liked him.

I've got a meeting

in 10 minutes.

I was hoping to see you alone.

I have no secrets from Bill.

He knows where all

the bodies are buried.

There's something

I need to show you.

Show me, but quickly.

Push the f***ing meeting back

a half-hour.

Yes, sir.

I'd like to be alone

with David...

with the distinguished

Mr. Corelli.

Where did you get these?

Kyle Medford's safe.

Son of a b*tch.

The miserable cock-sucking

son of a b*tch.

Who knows about them?

The investigating officers.

My people.

And you, of course.

And me.

If you drag me into this, David,

if my name even shows up

on the periphery of this,

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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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