Mafia hits, grand jury hearings, and the exigencies of witness protection form the basis of this above-average crime thriller. As the movie opens, two FBI agents bust up a funeral at which some mob members have hidden drugs inside the corpse of a priest. Spiriting away lowlifes
Gravenstein (Ken Lerner) and DeSalvo (Leo Rossi), the federal agents, Tom Mitchum (Charles Napier) and Jared Riley (Jere Burns), launch plans for the two crooks to testify against Vic Luca (Rip Torn), a slimy underworld kingpin. Although he informs reporters that he is merely a harassed
businessman, Luca is secretly planning to eliminate any potential witnesses to his illegal activities. For...