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Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Director:William Friedkin
Featuring:Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen
Runtime:102 minutes
Year Released:1980
Production Country:West Germany, USA


Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride and the University of Iowa

"Al Pacino is brilliant..." —Larry Wegner, OUT FRONT Magazine

"Reveals a shrewd perspective on desire, identity, and fascism in America."—Kyle Turner, them.

"Here, Steve's 'undercover' status serves as a metaphor for his closetedness."—Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs and viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered to don leather attire, hang at the city's S&M joints and keep an eye out for the killer. But as Steve becomes immersed in club hopping, he begins to identify with the subculture more than he expected. Meanwhile, Steve behaves distantly around his girlfriend, Nancy, and the police force's homophobia becomes apparent and the killer remains at large.