HOMICIDE starts out as a tense, superbly acted police drama, but degenerates fast when it starts dabbling in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and questions of identity and ethnicity.
Joe Mantegna is superb in the role of Bobby Gold, a tough Chicago cop known as "the orator" for to his ability to sweet-talk villains into deals with the law. He regards himself as a cop first and a Jew hardly at all, and reacts with annoyance when the well-connected family of a murdered elderly
Jewish woman pull strings to ensure that he is assigned the case. The dead woman's beautiful granddaughter (Rebecca Pidgeon) shames Gold into reconsidering his sneering attitude toward his ...