Part inner-city crime docudrama, part Dragnet-style homicide hunt, URBAN CROSSFIRE is grittily written yet destructively over-narrated.
The paths of two divergent arms of the NYPD cross when a black police officer is gunned down in Brooklyn. Uptown detectives Dan Riley (Peter Boyle) and Victor Tomasino (Ray Sharkey) want to crack the cop-killing case with their expertise, but they remain outsiders in a deadly game only the
natives can comprehend. Patrolmen Robert Dayton (Michael Boatman) and Raymond Willimson (Mario Van Peebles) try to restore order, while drug lord Justis Butler (Courtney B. Vance) extends his reign of terror through lethal muscle like Raheem...