This film is a brilliant reminder of the talent of director Abraham Polonsky. The film pulls you our of your seat and sucks you into a claustraphobic nightmare, where you don't know who to trust or who even to mistrust.
A traditionaly dark tale full of half shadows, filmed at night, and in small offices. when a gangland boss pulls his lawyer (Garfield) into the numbers racket, and he in turn pulls down his brother there is no hope of redemption.
this film never slows, and the fantastic romance relationship seems to thrust the plot forward keeping up it's momentum, just as much as the action scenes do.
this is a must see ... but you'll be forever more listening out for that little click whenever you pick up the telephone...