There are a few overlooked movies from the 70s. This is one. Produced by the same producer behind french connection, this has some of the same structure, for example a great car chase. The 70s atmosphere, Roy Scheiders part, the clothing, the setting in the streets of new york & generally the feeling that they don't make movies like this anymore, gives this movie an edge. Great stuff in my humble opinion. If you like this, checkout french connection 1 +2 & bullitt.