Michael Mann’s cat-and-mouse thriller stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
Dir Michael Mann
With Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jon Voight
Mann’s painstakingly detailed cat-and-mouse thriller, in which an LA cop (Pacino) obsessively strives to nail the leader (De Niro) of a gang responsible for a deadly armed robbery, makes imaginative and psychologically expressive use of locations, decor and lighting. From a simple conversation between two men in a coffee-shop to an extraordinary expressionist finale at LAX airport, this is virtuoso fare.