An undistinguished cop drama about a peaceful lieutenant, Reed, and a violent police chief, Burr, who are trying to resolve a hostage crisis. McHattie is a good guy turned homicidal nut who shoots a cop and holds his former girl friend, George, at gunpoint. Psychology and philosophy are
batted around until McHattie gives up but unexpectedly is greeted with gunfire ordered by Burr. An easily forgettable police picture.