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Time Out says

Starting from a classic undercover premise (Pacino descends into Manhattan's SM gay underworld to track a psychopathic killer), and opening with some powerful moments, Cruising soon drifts into bloody Village People-type caricature, with Pacino overplaying his nameless angst as the script patently refuses to tackle the central issue - its hero's sexual ambivalence. The structure continues to loosen, and although Friedkin - like Coppola - has always had difficulty with endings, this one is so arbitrary it's as if he just gave up.

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Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:William Friedkin
  • Screenwriter:William Friedkin
  • Cast:
    • Al Pacino
    • Paul Sorvino
    • Karen Allen
    • Richard Cox
    • Don Scardino
    • Joe Spinell
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