Sidney Poitier's long-awaited return to the silver screen is a fast-paced action film, slickly directed by former Sam Peckinpah editor Roger Spottiswoode, which contains some of the most thrilling stunt work seen in quite some time. In the opening sequence, the wife of a jeweler is held
hostage in her home by a homicidal maniac, who demands a fortune in diamonds in exchange for the woman's life. After the intruder cold-bloodedly kills the family maid, FBI veteran Warren Stantin (Poitier) hands over the diamonds, but the criminal kills the jeweler's wife anyway. Feeling he has
failed, Stantin becomes obsessed with apprehending the killer and chases him into the rugg...