Based on a novel by Roderick Thorp, The Detective stars Frank Sinatra as tough New York City Detective Joe Leland. The movie opens with Leland showing up at the crime scene of a wealthy homosexual man's murder. The man had fingers and his penis cut off which leads them to believe it was a lovers quarrel. Lead by Leland, the squad of detectives goes all over the city looking for this man an eyewitness said was the victims roommate. They eventually find the man, Felix Tesla (Tony Musante), in Coney Island and bring him in for questioning. Leland gets him to confess to the murder and Tesla is executed in the electric chair. Then the movie shifts as Norma MacIver (Jaqueline Bisset) asks Leland to re-open the case of her husband Colin who's death was deemed to be a suicide. Leland soon finds corruption that makes him question the MacIver case and his decision to be what he is. Very good, gritty crime movie for the time that delved into stuff movies didn't do back in the late 60's.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades