The Detective

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Released 1968

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Director:
Gordon Douglas
Released:
1968
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The Detective is a 1968 drama directed by Gordon Douglas. The film is set in New York City and focuses on police detective, Joe Leland (Frank Sinatra). Leland is a cop who plays fast and loose with the rules when the situation grants it. His marriage is falling apart because he wife, Karen (Lee Remick), is cheating on him. He gets assigned a case where a man is found naked and murdered in his home. The murder victim is gay, and this adds to the drama of the investigation. Eventually, Leland identifies a suspect, Tony Musante (Felix Tesla), and after some blatant coercion, the man confesses. Unfortunately for Musante, he is killed in prison. Shortly after, another gay man is found dead, and Leland finds several links between the two deaths. His investigation leads him to explore his own department, and he finds corruption that includes sex and drugs. Will Leland find out who is murdering gay men in New York City, or will his investigation put his own life at risk?moreless
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    Classics, Crime