An attempt to return to the police corruption territory which had provided Lumet with two of his best films (SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY), Q&A is a pungent, graphic drama sabotaged by a stupid romantic sub-plot, misjudged casting and a truly abysmal soundtrack. Hailed by his peers as
one of the finest cops in New York, Lt. Mike Brennan (Nick Nolte) is, in fact, one of the dirtiest men on the force. In the film's opening scene, he kills an unarmed Latino drug dealer in cold blood, then plants a gun on him. When more officers arrive on the scene, Brennan claims he shot the
dealer in self-defense. Still, this incident requires an investigation by the DA's office, a...