With Stallone as a Dirty Harry-style cop, suffice it to say that there is not nearly enough violence. No one is eviscerated. The villains, all mumblers to a man, are not punished by having their tongues cut out. The body count is only somewhere in the high eighties - and most of these are simply gunned down with a deplorable lack of invention. Very little is done by way of eye-gouging, limb-crushing or tooth-extraction. There are only two points of interest. First, the wimpy liberal cop who wants to do everything by the book is played by Robinson, the man who was once the nastiest killer of the '70s, Scorpio in Dirty Harry. Second, Sly has good taste in cars: a chopped '49 Mercury lead-sled with Nitrous Oxide injection. CPea.
Cast and crew
George Pan Cosmatos