It's not that Newman turns in anything less than his customarily diligent performance as a greying career cop, nor that his affair with a Puerto Rican nurse played by an actress who must be 30 years his junior strains credibility (since that blue-eyed sex appeal remains intact). But the material strung together in a script about urban police work is so familiar from countless cop shows that it's difficult to see who needs this movie. The litany of routine duties includes disarming crazy knifers, saving gays from suicide, delivering babies, chasing muggers, preventing pimps from beating their whores, all depicted in ramblingly episodic fashion and without a shred of street credibility.
Cast and crew
Paul Newman Edward Asner Ken Wahl Danny Aiello Rachel Ticotin Pam Grier Kathleen Beller