A quality action film that finally brought star Chuck Norris out of cheap kung fu pictures and gave him an opportunity to appear in a well-produced actioner with a decent script, good technical support, and a solid cast. Norris is a tough vice cop about to send his elite unit into a
tenement building to make a big drug bust. However, Latino gang members, rivals of the drug dealers, burst in, slaughter the drug dealers, and steal the goods. In the confusion Ralph Foody, a bored old cop near retirement, accidentally shoots and kills an innocent young Latino boy. Joseph Guzaldo,
Foody's young partner, is horrifed to see the veteran plant a pistol in the dead boy's han...