Starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino and Joe Spinell, "Cruising" (also known as "William Friedkin's Cruising") is a Crime/Drama/Thriller film directed by William Friedkin, released in the USA on February 08 of 1980.
Al Pacino is Cruising for a killer.
Who is the director of "Cruising":
Cruising was directed by William Friedkin, an American director, writer, producer, and actor.
Before Cruising, William Friedkin had directed Sorcerer, released in 1977, The Exorcist (1973), The French Connection (1971), The Boys in the Band (1970), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), and The Birthday Party (1968). Since, he directed Deal of the Century, released in 1983, Rampage (1988), The Guardian (1990), Blue Chips (1994), Jade (1995), and The Hunted (2003).
When was "Cruising" released:
Cruising was initially released on Friday, February 08, 1980, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, February 08, 1980 are The Fog (dir. John Carpenter), The Last Married Couple in America (dir. Gilbert Cates), Hero at Large (dir. Martin Davidson), and Midnight Madness (dir. Michael Nankin and David Wechter). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.
It has been released on Tuesday, September 23, 1980 in France; Monday, August 25, 1980 in Germany; November, 2003 in Italy; Thursday, June 12, 1980 in Australia and on Saturday, January 10, 1981 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Cruising":
At the casting of Cruising we find Al Pacino, previously seen in Bobby Deerfield (1977) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975); Paul Sorvino (Lost and Found (1979), Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)); Karen Allen (The Wanderers (1979), Manhattan (1979)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Cruising":
In New York City during the middle of a hot summer, body parts of men are showing up in the Hudson River. The police suspect it to be the work of a serial killer who is picking up homosexual men at West Village bars like The Eagle's Nest, The Ramrod, and The Cock Pit, and then taking them to cheap rooming houses or motels and stabbing them to death after tying them up. Officer Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is sent deep undercover to the urban world of gay S&M and leather bars in the Meatpacking District in order [...]
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