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Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective determined to track down a serial killer of prostitutes. Complicating matters is the fact that the unknown culprit is very likely an S&M fetishist....and so is Eastwood. The detective is profoundly disturbed at the likelihood that he and the killer have the same taste in women; this element of the case is equally troublesome for psychologist Genevieve Bujold, who finds herself attracted to Eastwood. The climax involves the killer's attempting to throw Eastwood off the track by kidnapping one of the detective's two daughters (played quite… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eastwood took a chance at the height of his stardom to play a less-than-heroic cop in this gutsy serial-killer thriller."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Fine later Eastwood starrer"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A surprisingly tightly wound serial killer mystery."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Film noir at its best, with an intriguing blend of law and order, sin and sex, violence and sado-masochism."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Eastwood cria um personagem complexo e interessante, mas os elementos policiais da trama, aliados ao ritmo frouxo da história, prejudicam seus esforços."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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