Thriller about a Jewish detective (Joe Mantegna) assigned to investigate the murder of a Jewish woman, which forces him to confront submerged issues concerning his own identity.
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FBI! DON'T MOVE!
Go on! Through the door!
GUNFIRE AND PANDEMONIUM
HE'S IN THE CLOSET! HE'S IN THE CLOSET!
Open it. Give me the fucking light.
Nobody gets in.
The Mayor's got every black citizen and black citizens' group in the city tearing at him.
The FBI is trying to lynch a black man.
We got people yelling "Government assassination squads..."
Robert Randolph is a drug dealer. We've had him on our books...
The man is speaking.
I need this Randolph. The Mayor has called off the FBI. They're out of it.
I need you to bring this man in alive. Have you got anything?
Can you give me something?
-What do you think?
-They yanked you off the case once, they'll do it again.
I don't know what else I can say.
Sir, we had this Randolph. His brother-in-law, a year or two ago... Willie Sims.
I think we could get to Randolph...
You know Sims' whereabouts?
Why didn't you say?
We were yanked off the case. The FBI...
You could've passed the tip to them.
They say never kiss an FBI agent cos then you have to take him to dinner.
I don't get the fuckin' humour.
We got a black man killed, we got the Mayor besieged...
and you don't come forward till Mr Walker's handing out promotions.
Are you a member of this police force?
Yes, sir. We were told to stand down. Lou passed it down.
Do you have something? We got the Mayor hanging in the breeze.
-Yes, sir. I'm saying, but the FBI...
-What have you got?
I think we can bring the man in.
Well, you bring him in.
-Who was that?
-Detective Robert Gold. He's our hostage negotiator.
22 citations for valour.
I'm not going to eat this attitude.
I'm sorry if I said...
Hey, pal, I don't need you to wax my car. I need you to go and do what you're paid to do...
There'll be a lot of reporters.
Mr Patterson, nobody's asking you to eat an attitude.
-What did you say?
-I said do your job.
You got an answer for everything, smart guy. Detective Gold, hostage negotiator, barracks room lawyer?
Sir, sir. It seems you're...
I'm what? I'm through with you, Mr Gold.
-How'd you like to be suspended?
How'd you like to be Queen for a day?
-What did you fuckin' say?
You want to step out in the alley?
You fuckin' faggot!
I'll kill your ass. You talk to my partner that way?
-You know what this man has done in the line...?
I'm sorry, Bobby.
Fuck him, huh? Any self-respect, he'd work for a living. Fuck him.
You all right, man?
-Fucker had no call to get onto you.
-Case wasn't even a case till the FBI came on it.
Two-bit, two-bag pusher till the FBI turned him into John Hitler.
We could've found him if the FBI hadn't come on it.
Gimme two Irish cops, cigars in their mouths...
-go bring their man in...
-..and spare me the fuckin' FBI.
FBI don't put you on their Ten Most Wanted List till they know where you are 'n how long you'll be.
-Who is this guy, Tim?
-Willie Sims, the brother-in-law of Randolph. We had him in 1979.
-We had him all the fuckin' time.
-He lived at the Boyce Gym down on Federal.
-He's a boxer.
-Him and Randolph.
You want Randolph, we go to the gym. He's not there, we get Syms.
We shake him, he gives us Randolph.
-Let's go get him.
-I'll meet you at the car.
-Gym don't open till ten. Meet at the Coffee Cup in fifteen.
-Coffee Cup in fifteen.
-I'm gonna get the stuff.
-Hey, Bob, don't let 'em get ya down.
-You guys all goin' out?
-Don't forget your gun.
For what? To protect myself?
Homicide. Detective Gold.
< The FBI's off the Randolph case.
Our plan? Our plan is to serve and protect. Can I get back to you?
What are you doing in this morning?
Well, they put us on the big one.
-What? Ya going to conquer France?
-Yeah. What've you got?
Walter B Wells, killed his wife and kiddies with this deer rifle.
What did you do, apprehend him?
Yeah, we got him, Mighty Hunter.
Did ya mistake them for a deer?
-We just catch 'em, not figure 'em out, thank God.
-Did you think they were a deer?
What you kill 'em for, pal? What you shoot 'em for?
-I did it to protect them.
-They're safe now, wouldn't you say?
-Hey, leave it.
-Wife, three kids. Four shots. Nice shooting, old son.
I got him. Give him to me, you sonofabitch!
Get in there, you fuckin' asshole.
OK. We got him.
He got me a good one in the head.
Christ, you tore my fuckin' holster. What the fuck d'ya wanna do that for?
-Are you OK, Bob?
-What the fuck you wanna do that for?
-I wanted your gun.
-Why didn't you say so?
-What did you want the gun for?
-To kill myself.
Bates, Brown - in my office. Are you OK, Bobby?
I'm fine, Lou.
Somebody get him a drink of water.
What the fuck's wrong with you, man?
What the fuck did I ever do to you? You stupid sonofabitch.
-You tore my holster. What the fuck did I do to you?
-And I stood up for you, didn't I?
Yes, you did.
Thanks for your help.
Perhaps someday I can help you.
Now, how can you help me?
Perhaps someday I could tell you the nature of evil.
Would you like to know how to solve the problem of evil?
No, man. Cos if I did then I'd be out of a job.
Let's go to work.
RADIO: '69-10, 69-10 relay to 16, what is your 20?'
69-10, we're en route to Beal's Gym, 12th and Loomis, on the turnout to 10-11 with two Homicide 16's.
'69-10, on a 10-11.'
He's got no call to question my loyalty or to get racial with me.
He called you one, you called him one.
-Sonofabitch is gonna go.
-Yeah, I feel it too.
-A piece of cake.
A piece of cake or a slice of life.
-Ain't that the truth.
-That is the truth.
-They could've brought him in with a knock on the door.
-Let's bring him in.
-Garner some of them kudos an' all.
-FBI could fuck up a baked potato.
FBI couldn't find Joe Louis in a bowl of rice.
You know what's needed? Police work.
-What happened to the job?
Fuckin' politics, man. Nothing but politics.
-Motherfucker called me a kike.
-I heard him.
Job's changed. It ain't the same job.
Job's the same. People dying, people killing them. How's your head?
Sonofabitch whopped you a good one.
That sonofabitch whopped you mean. You're getting a bump on there.
Here... put the meat on it. It's my lunch. Put it on.
-No, that'll draw it.
-Hey, what don't you know?
-You're one smart Indian. Look out.
-He's in there.
My partner's pinned down in there.
Where's my piece?
-Bob, what is it?
-What is it?
-We had a shooting...
-It's a dog.
-It's a dog.
-What's a dog?
-The lady was shot.
-How many guys?
What guys? Just my partner and a dog.
-There's just a dog in there?
The fucking dog's trying to kill him.
Shoot the dog, man.
It's my first day and I gotta get a body. Give me a hand.
Did you call your Sergeant? Gimme a sandwich.
Gimme the fuckin' sandwich!
You calm down.
-Some lady, the owner.
-Hit her with a shotgun.
Call the ambulance.
-How long have you been here?
OK, Officer Farrow, get out your fuckin' notebook.
You write down the exact time of your arrival, you, your partner's number.
-I was never here.
-I understand. You were never here.
What is it in there?
-I can't move, man. Who is that?
It's the cops. You can't move, don't move. Can you get to your piece?
-If I move, the fuckin' dog is gonna kill me.
-Does he have a collar on?
Is it a choke collar?
-Bobby, I gotta roll.
-Fuck me...! Go on, get outta here.
Hey, get me your jacket.
A choke collar.
Yeah, I see it. It's a choke collar.
-I'm scared, man.
-I know you are.
-Yeah, I'm scared.
Just hang tight. It'll all be over in a minute.
Nothing to it.
Piece of cake, really.
Nice and easy. Everybody's your friend.
-Be careful, man.
Chain him outside.
What a thing, huh? Thank you, man.
It's all right.
-I gotta call in.
-Don't touch the phone. You gotta call, call outside.
Thank you, man.
-What've you got here?
-Behind the counter.
Move it back.
I know why they waste her - she got a fortune in her basement, that Jew broad.
I can help.
Take everybody's name and address, don't shoo anyone off.
Her killer could be hanging around.
Don't touch nothing and hang tight till your Sergeant arrives.
-I know she had a fortune in her basement.
-This is why they killed her.
-I gotta get outta here.
-Sorry, ma'am, no-one's supposed to get through.
-That's my grandmother in there.
-Not my case.
-Folks, nobody gets by.
Central... Detective Gold. I need a car, 12th and Prescott.
-Please, can you help me?
-The Sergeant'll be here soon.
What's happened to my grandmother?
-'Gold - 10-20, say it again.'
-12th and Prescott.
-Your grandmother owns the variety store?
-Is she dead?
The woman inside is dead, yes, ma'am.
As soon as the car's here, I'm on my way.
-Officer, I want to see her.
-I'm sorry, this is not my case.
No, I can't get stuck here...
What've we got?
We got a homicide, elderly woman shot, this is the family.
-Who are you?
-Detective Gold, Homicide.
-You got here quick.
-No, sir, I...
-No, sir, I...
-Oh. First officer?
What's this family doing in this neighbourhood?
-Cap, I gotta get outta here.
Take these people to ID the body.
-Cap, I gotta get outta here.
-Let me run the precinct.
-You caught the case.
-Sir, my partner and I got something heavy coming down right now.
-I just heard it on the radio. It happened.
-You caught the case, you got it.
Officer, go to the store next door, tell 'em we're taking it as a command post.
-Everybody goes downtown.
-What've we got?
A homicide, and there's a very pretty .45 Colt I don't want to see disappear into some cop's locker.
Would you like to come in, sir? While you're in, touch nothing.
It never stops. It never stops, does it?
Never stops? What never stops?
Against the Jews.
Yeah, that's right. >
-Because she had that shit in her basement.
-The old woman?
-Tell him about the old woman.
-That's what we were talking about.
You said you'd help find her killer.
They shot her for the fortune in her basement.
-They killed her for her fortune.
-Did you see this guy?
No, I was in school.
-It was a school day.
You're the talking man.
Willie Sims. How are you?
As you see, man. What are they doing to me?
What the hell do you want with me?
You missed it, Bob.
-Got him at the gym just as you said. What happened to you?
-I got pulled off the case.
I'm stuck. I'm supposed to babysit this candy store.
-It's your case.
-I don't know, yeah.
We need "The Mouthpiece" to sweet-talk his ass.
-My father needs to talk to you.
-We'll take care of it. Officer...
My father needs you.
-Would you see Miss Klein home?
We'll take care of it.
I need to talk to you.
We're about to crack this Sims.
I'm sorry, I got a call downtown. You live with this candy store.
-We need him, Lou. We're going in Mutt and Jeff. We need "The Orator".
-He's off the case.
What d'ya call this? Loyalty?
Come with me. I got a call. The Jewish guys have got clout. The doctor wants you.
You were there, you're "his people".
I'm "his people"? I thought I was your people. I come up with the idea, trap the guy in.
I found the brother.
-I'm sorry, Bobby.
-I'm in it from the git.
What am I, a fuckin' jumping bean?
I'm your backup girl? I try to follow orders and I get whiplash. Why not send me to the airport?
It's nothing personal.
Perhaps it should be.
Kid just gave up his brother.
-Just gave us Randolph.
-You got an address?
Everything. Let's go.
-Yo, you want a vest?
-You're on the candy store case.
-He's on top of it.
The fuck he is.
-I'm going for coffee.
-Coffee, bullshit. No.
You wanna run on this other case, it's my ass.
This guy is heavy downtown. The candy store, you got it.
Nothing you say can convince me.
-It's not right.
-Get outta here.
What have you got on the candy store case?
Some kid says she had a fortune. I got the witnesses lined up.
-If I go...
-One moment. I'm sorry to pull you off the case, Bobby.
I got three calls from Dr Klein. You'll call him?
-I'm on it right now.
-It's all right.
-I'll make it up to you.
-It's all part of the job.
-I'm sorry to keep going over this...
Let's get outta here.
Lovely day for it.
-Excuse me, do you know where this might be?
How come you always gotta be the first one through the door?
You wanna kill my baby.
You come here to kill my child.
I'm comin' in, Bob.
Yo, come in.
This the broad?
Joint's deserted. Guy ain't here.
Sullivan, come in.
Where is he?
I should kill my baby that I brought into the world? White folks... Why would that be?
-Your baby's a murderer.
-He never hurt nobody.
Now that's just not the facts.
He never hurt no-one. Now you got him out there running for his life.
We got to get him. We got a few days. If we don't, we gotta call the FBI.
The FBI's gonna kill his ass.
-That's right. We can cut you a deal but the Federal boys won't.
-So what you wanna do?
Get out of my motherfucking home.
GET OUT OF MY FUCKING ROOM!
Hey, bitch, you don't tell us a goddamn thing!
Your boy killed two cops. You think we gonna sit and chat with you?
We're wasting our time!
Give me a minute.
-We got two dead cops, what the fuck are you...?
-Gimme a fuckin' minute!
-A minute is something we don't got.
-Talkin' to a stone wall.
-You're wasting your time, pal.
-I'll be the judge of that.
-Why you do this shit?
We got to find him. Don't do this the hard way.
Look at me. We can help you.
< It's a bad beat and you're stuck in it...
and it's gonna be some crying, but our way is the easy way.
Listen to me.
We need your son, but we don't need him dead.
You want him alive? Work with us.
We got to bring him in.
You want to kill him.
We need to take him... but alive. That's the job we were given. That's why they gave it to cops, not the FBI
Our job is to bring him down alive. That's why they sent us.
Listen to me. I know it stinks.
I know there's so much death in the world and full it's of hate, mama.
I know it all turns out wrong.
Here we are, here we are, we're the garbage men.
You think I don't know? I know that. Looking for something to love.
You got something to love, you got your boys, that's something.
Look in my eyes. I want to save your son, before God.
I want to save your boy.
Will you help me?
He needs you on the phone, now.
-Time's running out.
-That's right, mama.
-What the fuck does he want?
-It's the yids.
-Blow them off.
Somebody took a shot...
-Somebody took a shot at...
-That's what they said.
-What is it?
-They say a shot fired at them.
Some guy on the roof.
-A shot fired, yes or no?
-I don't know. Didn't hit nothing if it did.
-Who heard it?
-Get the lady in to show you.
-I'll show you.
-Who made the call?
-What're we looking at?
-It happened here.
Get me this number. It's my partner.
-There was a man on the roof.
-And my wife heard a shot.
-Uh-huh. She heard a shot.
Would she know what a shot sounds like?
My wife heard a shot.
-There was a shot on the roof. There was a man on the roof.
-I'm not making it up. There was shooting.
-Ma'am, I don't know any reason why...
But you feel that... what? You're dealing with hysterical Jews?
I'm making this up? We're always making it up?
Let me tell you one thing. There WAS a man on the roof.
Can I talk to you?
Why would anybody be shooting at you? You follow me?
You're under a lot of stress today... your tragedy. I'm sorry for you, what happened to your mother.
I'll station a man on the roof, OK?
-It's always a fantasy, isn't it?
-A fantasy? I don't get you.
-When someone wants to hurt the Jews.
-I've got nothing against the Jews, Doctor,
When we've been killed, then you say "What a coincidence."
At the same time we were being paranoid, someone was trying to hurt us.
What can I have against the Jewish people? I'm sorry what happened.
You say you saw someone on the roof, I'm putting a man there. Tell me, what more can I do?
-I'm trying to do my job.
-You're trying to do your job. Let's be frank.
You wanna be frank? I don't get the whole fucking thing.
My mother was killed. You're assigned to the case. They say you're a good detective.
I know you think this is a bullshit case.
I don't care. Do your fucking job. Have you got the pride for that?
Don't get in my face, man.
Have you got the pride to do the job you were given? Do it, or else.
Don't tell me "or else". I'm gonna do the job. I'm not scared of your money. I'm not scared of you.
-I don't need your threats. I'm here to do the job.
-Excuse me. There was a disturbance?
It's nothing to be alarmed at.
SHE SPEAKS HEBREW
-He says don't move. He's getting back to you 10 to 15 minutes.
Thank you for coming.
HE SPEAKS YIDDISH
What is he saying? Do you speak Hebrew?
It's not Hebrew. He's speaking Yiddish.
He says... the years they spent working together...
his time with her and with her husband were the closest ties he ever had with any living being.
He calls her a great woman. He's praising her courage...
in the years before the formation of the State of Israel.
He's talking about when they...
When they what?
It's a jargon language, Yiddish. I don't speak Yiddish that well.
You're wanted on the phone in the study.
-Do you need anything else?
-No, just hang tight, and shut the door, will you?
Tim... The old lady... she gonna give him up?
You got her? You worked her around? Fuck me, why do I always miss it?!
She said what? Oh, yeah, I'm the linchpin, big deal.
Was it sweet ? I woulda been there - I'm stuck here with my Jews.
You should see this fucking room.
Bunch of high-strung fuckin' bullshit. They pay so much taxes. Fuck 'em.
Yo! She did? Fan-fuckin'-tastic!
Some bullshit. Someone's taking shots at 'em. Fuck 'em. Don't tell me.
Don't send the old lady to work down there and tell me you're surprised.
Fuck 'em and the taxes they pay.
Ten more bucks a week they make, letting her work there.
Hey, not MY my people, baby. Fuck 'em.
There's so much anti-semitism last 4,000 years, we must deserve it.
See you at the house in half an hour. Yo, Tim. See you then.
My grandmother was killed today. She stayed down there because she wanted to. She was a fighter.
She wanted to die there. She died there.
You're a Jew and you talk that way in the house of the dead. Do you have any shame?
-I'm sorry about your grandmother.
-No-one asked you to be sorry. No-one asked for your sympathy.
We'd have appreciated your respect.
Do you hate yourself that much? Do you belong nowhere?
I'll find the killer. I swear, I'll find the killer,
I swear. Listen to me. Please.
It was a backfire.
What do you think?
I think it was a car backfiring.
How do I get to the roof?
-Through the kitchen. You want backup?
-No. Keep them out of here.
-No, I think everything's all right. We've got men all over. It's fine.
-There was someone on the roof.
It's all right.
Excuse me. Can you think of anyone who'd want to harm them?
Did they have any enemies?
-They have a lot of money. Why was the old lady working down there?
-I don't wanna talk about the family.
Just tell me that.
She made the money down there, put the kids through school. She wanted to stay there.
-She used to work in Palestine?
-Yeah, how are you?
Always coldest just before the dawn.
Yes, I remember that.
You going in?
Where are the lights?
-Valuable stuff down in the cellar?
-That's just something they said.
Stuff been lying here for years. See for yourself. Ain't nobody been down there in years.
They say she kept a piece behind the counter. What's that gonna do if some guy comes in with a shotgun?
How you gonna be watching the door all day every day? You can't do it.
Some day she'd get fucked. It was just a question of when.
I don't know that her coming here doesn't make violence.
Rich Jew lady in this neighbourhood is gonna get took off. Human nature.
Someday somebody gonna come in here.
You OK down there?
Yeah, I'm fine.
-You all right down there, Detective?
Hauser, Greenblatts, Samson, Greenwald, Klein, Grosz. >
-Get this to the ATF, will you?
Good morning... and make me copies.
An invoice. 20 Thompson machine guns from 1946, and a list of names.
Please, run this through the computer - GROFAZ.
-What is it? A name?
-I don't know what it is.
All right. Have a good day.
Get up, Mr Wells. Taking you in for arraignment.
Detective, I need you to file a complaint on this man.
-He assaulted you.
Assault on a police officer...
He shot his family. What will they do to him for hitting me?
-Sir, you need to make an example of this guy hitting on a cop.
-Hey, leave it. All right?
I won't forget this, Officer. Thank you.
I'll make it up to you, I promise.
-You're gonna make it up to me?
-Yes, I will. Your kindness has changed my life.
Well, that's swell.
Someday I'll repay you.
Uh-huh. My thoughts are elsewhere. You must pardon me.
Yeah, GROFAZ. G-R-O-F-A-Z.
-How're you doing, Billy?
-You all alone here, today?
Yeah, I'm NEVER going home. Keep it.
Anything you might have. Anything connected with anti-Jewish acts.
If you do, please call me here. Thank you.
That's him. That's the man.
I'm gonna do it, but I'm gonna do it with you.
You're gonna take him in nice and gentle. No harm will come to him. You swore that.
-Well, you won her around, man.
You said the magic word.
5am, Randolph meets his mother.
She'll tell him she'll get him out of the country.
We have her tell Randolph she'll get the passport off a friend of his
So Randolph thinks he's gonna take the passport, go to South America.
-Jilly, I got to work on this thing.
-No, Bob. The broad won't show unless you're there. You'll bring him in.
-I gotta work on this thing.
-Put it on the shelf.
We're taking Randolph 5am tomorrow. You're gonna be there.
Get over to Passport Office, Sully's waiting for you.
Hey, this is the big one.
-Coming, Frank. Get over to Passport Office right now.
This rendezvous takes place at 5am at Third and... Bob?
I was out all night on this.
I got a picture of this woman taken in Wisconsin.
Nice old Jewish woman with a Tommy gun, all right?
What is she doing with an invoice for these Tommy guns in the basement?
I got Israeli Heavy Hitters coming in, I got some guy on the roof.
It's a mystery, ain't it?
This was taken in Wisconsin, 1946.
Bob, Bob, hey... get out of it. We got a job to do.
Tonight, the balloon goes up.
The old days, Bobby. You bust a case, bottle comes out, you stick your feet up.
We lure Randolph out, we take him. Third and Racine. You got it?
-This other case...
-Fuck the other case. What other case?
-It's a candy store pop - just look busy on it.
-I... you know, I caught the case.
-What is there, a broad in it?
What's the thing?
I think it's some sort of conspiracy.
-They said someone was shooting at them.
-Shooting at the Jew family?
-And was someone shooting at them? Hmmm? Bob? Hmmm?
Hey, you got some heavy troubles on your mind, huh?
We'll work it out.
We'll bust this big criminal. We'll swagger around.
-You're like my family, Tim.
-Bob, I AM your family.
Here you go. One passport "Show and tell".
I require your signature on these documents. These also require your star number.
Please fill only those sections as required. This is a release form.
-These documents are on loan only for the purposes set forward in your application.
-Third and Racine.
-Your acceptance of them constitutes a release of responsibility for this office.
-Third and Racine.
-Misuse or malfeasance in regard to this document is a federal crime.
See you in the hall.
I'll see you in the morning.
-Going up the country this weekend?
-No, We're staying in town. See you later.
I rebel every time somebody says...
I just saw the ATF. The Tommy guns were stolen.
-There's something happening with you every minute.
-What does it mean?
Some broad got killed. She's dead.
You're going to pick up Randolph's tickets.
-This other case...
I found this - GROFAZ.
-GROFAZ - What does it mean?
-I don't know. I got this fella on the roof.
-Was he shooting at 'em?
-I don't know.
Well, drop it, Bobby. For Christ's sake, I don't get it.
-Maybe you don't wanna get it.
-What do you mean?
-Cos I ain't a yid?
-Well, you ain't a yid.
-What the fuck are you saying?
It's just not your thing, Tim. It's MY thing.
I'm gonna tell you what the old whore said.
When you start coming with the customers, it's time to quit.
-The guy tore it off my holster.
-Go get it fixed. Go take a cooling walk, something.
-You mad at me?
I'm not going to invite you to my birthday party, you dumb kike.
I wonder could you help me?
We're closed. We're closing up.
I just need... I got a problem. I'm a police officer, I lost the strap off my holster.
I can't help, I'm closing, sorry.
-You're a policeman?
Show it to me.
-What is it?
You know what the word means?
Yes, I know what it means.
It means Hitler.
It was another name they had for Hitler.
Grosster Feldherr Aller Zeiten.
"The greatest strategist of all time."
Der Grofaz - Hitler.
Are you all right?
I didn't get much sleep last night.
You have a very interesting request.
The acronym is not well known. It was used at the end of the war.
The name is the effort of their Propaganda Ministry.
It was an interesting attempt, but it didn't take.
It was used by a group, the Sonderkommando.
It was adopted by the Sonder Endloesungkommando of the Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler,
the Special Group for the Final Solution - the extermination of the Jews.
"German people, follow the Grofaz."
"The Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler fights on all fronts for the salvation of Germany."
"The Jewish scourge can be cleansed only in blood."
What do you have on the use of this word currently, relating to anti-semitic acts?
As I said, it's an arcane usage, but we'll look.
Current anti-semitism under Grofaz, cross-referenced Der Fuehrer.
If you'd care to wait.
I'm a police officer.
The revolver disturbs you. The gun disturbs you. I'm a police officer.
The gun doesn't disturb me.
-You were looking at me.
-The gun is a tool. We've nothing to fear from a tool.
The badge concerns me. The badge is a symbol.
The badge is the symbol of that which constrains us.
The star, the five-pointed star. The pentagram.
It's identified as a star, but it is not a symbol of heaven.
It is the symbol of earth.
The Mogen David is the intersection of the opposites
and can be deconstructed into heaven and earth, but the pentagram cannot be deconstructed.
The five points are the five senses, the Chinese five elements, the five fingers of the hand.
You see? You're Jewish?
Are you Jewish?
-You see? From the Book of Esther.
"Esther" from "Sathar", to conceal, but what is concealed?
What's concealed in the name Esther?
The answer is here. Here is the answer. Do you see?
-I can't read it.
-You say you're a Jew?
I can't read it.
You say you're a Jew, yet you can't read Hebrew.
What are you then?
Would you get that book for me?
Would you replace it for me, please? It goes up there.
The material on anti-semitic acts.
-Yes. I thought we had quite a file of current...
-It was requested by 212.
-212 wants it?
If it's at 212 now, fine, then just pull the file. OK.
The material on anti-semitic acts - no, we have nothing on that.
-This is official police business.
-Officer, I'd help you if I could, but as I said, it's arcane material.
If there's nothing you can do, there's nothing you can do.
Not at all. If there's anything else I can help you with, let me know.
-I, er... Can you tell me anything about this building?
-Do you know anything about this building?
-About this building?
-Do you live around here ?
-Have you ever seen anyone go in or out?
Up against the fence and grab it.
Get up against the fence. Now grab the fence or I will shoot you dead.
-What brings you out this evening, Mr Gold?
-I want to know about the old woman.
-We know nothing.
-I think she was involved in running guns.
-Running guns? Why is that?
I found a list of Jewish names in this city. I think they were running guns with her.
How did you get this address? What are you doing here?
Why are you here?
I need help. I wanna know why she was killed.
This way, Mr Gold.
CONVERSATION IN HEBREW
Please, sit down.
See that gun? I had one just like it. I gave mine to a kid in Hebron.
They told me it was an affectation to still wear it, but you get used to it, eh, Koli?
Would you like something to eat? I'm going to have something.
-Barry, you want something?
-They shot the old lady.
-Barry was with us in the old days.
And Bert and Marv.
What a time that was, Mr Gold.
I wanna find the men who killed her.
Yes, and we need your help.
-You have it.
She was running guns, wasn't she?
Yes, during our War of Independence. In our country we call her a hero.
-Why would anyone want to kill her?
-I don't know, but we must find out.
So many of us, good Americans who are good Jews and good friends to Israel.
We always need such friends.
-Isn't that the truth?
You, you're such a man.
-You'd like to fight for your home.
I would do anything.
..we are going to find the killers. To find them and to deal with them.
You mentioned something about a list - now we need it.
No, no, the original.
It's at the precinct house.
Bring it with you next time...
Excuse me, I can't bring the original
The original's what we need.
You see, it must be destroyed.
She was killed. These men, good men in this city, you see, they're in danger.
The list is evidence. I've logged it into an evidence bag. I've signed it in.
Please, you know anything...?
No, not anything. I need the list.
-Yes, yes, anything else, of course.
That's your name in Hebrew. Are you a Jew, Mr Gold?
-Then be a Jew.
You can't get the list. How long your resolution lasts. Until the first unpleasantness.
I'm a police officer.
Where are your loyalties? You want a home, you want glory. You're willing to do nothing.
-I took an oath.
-You took an oath!
He disgusts me. Get him out of here.
Don't bother to return. Next time you come there'll be nobody here.
-I need... I need to help.
-In what way?
-I want to help you. In your work.
-I work for the airlines.
-Please, let me help with whatever you do.
What I do, you don't want to know.
I do. I need to... Please, whatever you're doing, what you're doing tonight.
Let me help... please. I'm begging you.
What can I tell you? They said I was a pussy all my life.
They said I was a pussy because I was a Jew.
The cops would say "Send a Jew? Might as well send a broad on the job...
"..send a broad through the door."
That's what they said. All my goddamn life.
And I listened to it. Huh?
I was the donkey, I was the clown.
-You were the outsider?
-They made me the hostage negotiator...
..cos I knew how the bad guys felt.
-Doing other people's work for them.
-In their country.
-Never working for yourself.
Why would I do that?
-You have your own home.
-Yes, I do.
Now, what can that be like?
To have your own country?
I'm gone so much of the time.
But I think about it.
I sat with those guys tonight.
With heroes, Jewish guys who had nothing to prove.
And I felt...
"Jesus, all my life, I got to be the first one in the door."
Not for me. All for someone else. Why?
Because I'm no good. Because I'm nobody.
I wanna be a part of it. That's all.
We think this leaflet was printed at that shop.
The shop is owned by the head of the United Action Front...
-who may be invovled in Mrs Klein's murder.
-What were you sent here to do?
-To see if it was printed there.
-And if it was?
If it was, I'm going to give them a message.
-I won't be long.
-Let me do it for you.
No, I can't do that.
Wait, give that back to me. Give it back!
-I can't let you do it.
-I'm going. If I don't go, nobody's going.
-How do I get in?
-All right, then.
Can you use these lock picks? Can you use that?
The bottom button, then the top.
-We went to that place. We went to that place.
-I want to be a part of it.
-Then you ARE a part of it. You've shown it.
-Now there's something we need from you.
The list of names. We need the list.
-I told you, as a policeman, I can't.
-We need it.
What he wants, give to him, please.
I can't, it's evidence. Why do you want me to prove myself? Haven't I done that?
-We don't want you to prove yourself. We want the list.
-No. I told you.
The building was under surveillance.
Here are some photos of you entering and leaving.
Look at them at your leisure.
We need the list.
The fact is, you are nothing.
I got a man hit, I need an ambulance right now.
-Where were you?
-What happened? What went down?
Whole thing's gone down.
Pull out. Leave 'em there. Let the SWAT get 'em.
You guys, take cover, get close to the wall.
'I got the uniform kid - he's hit bad.'
Bring him down. I got an ambulance coming in.
You two guys get the hell outta there.
-'Sully's hit, Lou.'
-God, where are they?
Where is he? Where's Sullivan?
Stuck on the second floor.
-Don't come in, stay out. STAY OUT.
Tim, it's Bobby. Can you hear me?
I'm going after Sullivan. MACHINE GUNFIRE
HELP! MY GOD!
Oh, God! Charlie, gimme some cover.
You two, get your asses over here.
Yo, where's the backup? Where is the backup?
-I need some blood.
-We're working on it.
-Lou, where's the ambulance?
-He shot the gun dry. I said "Don't do that(!)"
-You move around and there's his partner, you see, Bob?
-Hold on, Tim.
Somebody told him to do that. Who'd do that, Bob?
-Where's the medic?
-Frankie, what does Lou say?
Hold on, Tim.
-Frankie, what does Lou say?
-Do you know what I'm talking about?
Yes, I do.
But, finally, what difference does it make if you do or you don't?
-If you're moved, somebody's doing it.
Can we get some help up here?
Bob, Bobby, you remember that girl that time, Bob?
You shot my partner, you fucking nigger!
Get low, get low.
-You came for me, motherfucker? What you want me for?
-I came here to kill you.
Well, you forgot your gun, Jim. Where's your gun?
That's death calling for you and me.
-Shall I use you to bargain my way out of here?
-They won't bargain for me.
I guess I best help myself.
You sorry fucking sack of shit. You shot my partner.
Yeah, and you could have paid me back if you'd brought your gun. That was your mistake, man.
-What's your name?
-Gold... Robert Gold.
Well, Mr Gold, I'm just about on my way outta here. I got a moment if you wanna tell me your last thought.
-You want to beg for your life?
-It's not worth anything.
After all your trials, you come down to nothin'.
You motherfuckers got lucky or I'd be on a plane outta here.
-No, you weren't going anywhere.
-What the fuck do you know, man?
My momma had it all set up. - the ticket, the passport.
-That's all right. Now I gotta do it the hard way, you know?
-Yes, I know it all.
Oh, you know, huh?
You're one smart kike, Mr Gold. All you forgot is that if you wanna kill me, you best come armed.
-Your mother turned you in.
You know she did it. How else would we find you here?
You're a lying motherfucker. You ain't never seen my mother.
You're a piece of shit.
That's right. I am a piece of shit. It's all a piece of shit.
I killed my partner and your momma turned you in.
-Don't die with a lie on your lips.
-You want your passport? I got it, it's a phoney.
All that shit, man - we made it up.
Look at it. Your momma turned you over, man.
God help me.
What did you do to me?
I'm all right.
-Do you want them now?
-You want me to send them downtown?
-Let me look at them.
-You wanna hear this?
-Get outta here.
-Don't go bossing me around.
I'm not, I'm begging you.
When you get to 5th Street you'll see what I mean.
Who do I talk to down there?
I'm sorry about Sullivan.
We gotta roll.
Yeah, maybe I'll see you later. Have some coffee...
See you around, Bob.
..then when you get downtown...
We solved your case for you.
I told you why we killed her, man, cos she had that fortune in her basement.
You're off Homicide.
-We'd have got it, too, if that dog hadn't scared us off.
-Get 'em outta here.
We've been holding this for you.
Thriller about a Jewish homicide detective who is incensed when he is pulled off a high-ranking case to deal with the murder of an elderly Jewish woman. Scorning the theory that the attack was anti-Semitic in nature, he nevertheless finds himself getting caught up in radical political manoeuvres which force him to decide where his loyalties lie.