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U.S.,  West Germany, 1980
Directed by William Friedkin
With Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox
Approx. 102 mins. DCP.

Increasingly ambivalent undercover cop Al Pacino dons leather drag to hunt a gay-bashing serial killer through an assortment of West Village S&M bars, in the most controversial movie of the 80s.

Presented with support from the Ada Katz Fund for Literature in Film


“One of the most controversial New York movies of the era. Preserves a fascinating glimpse of [the cruising] subculture, with scenes shot in real downtown leather bars.”
– Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“It has something to offend almost everyone.”
– Frank Rich, TIME

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