After a career slump that plagued him through most of the 1980s, Al Pacino made a stellar comeback in this taut 1989 thriller, playing a weary New York police detective who falls in love with the woman (Ellen Barkin) who is the prime suspect in the murder … see full wiki
Writers of personal ads seem to be getting murdered. Pacino investigates and finds a pattern in the ads in that they are all poetic. Pacino hopes to trap the killer by placing a similar ad. Barkin happens to be one of the ladies that answer his ad and he gets involved with her. All the time he is not sure if she is the killer that he is tracking.
This movie was before the Internet explosion, so the idea of a personal ad in a newspaper may seem dated. However, the movie still works well.
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