A further chapter in the decline of a brilliant '60s director, with Frankenheimer here aping the more surefire gangland milieu treats of Siegel and Boorman. Harris, with O'Brien and Dillman as rival bosses, plays a hitman contracted to sort out a gangland war in a coyly futuristic environment of urban decay. Snappily edited chase and crash sequences, shot with Frankenheimer's familiar command of distorting lenses, make for the best moments in a film which looks as if it had been designed by Hugh Hefner, inflatable women and all. Harris goes through his usual long-suffering trauma as the peerless protagonist.
Cast and crew