I totally agree. I'm from the UK (where this film was called 'Blue Jean Cop') and as a fan of James Glickenhaus, especially 'The Exterminator' and 'Codename: The Soldier', I thought this was his best film by far. The dialogue was snappy, the action scenes brilliantly handled and the acting far above the level you usually find. Sam Elliot is probably one of the most underrated actors in America and the best thing here. I would disagree with the film being labelled a no-brainer because the film covered any number of contentious issues (corruption/infidelity/plea-bargaining/police brutality) with more realism than usual. If there is one fault, it is in the sound reproduction- the scenes filmed in Times Square are very difficult to hear. Apart from that, a fantastic film and one I would happily sit through time and time again.
Totally agree with the above poster; I watched this film many times years ago and it still holds up as a strong action movie today. Great dialogue, great casting and some truly outstanding stunts. (Larry Joshua is a great bad guy!)
Just a shame it's only available as a poorly pressed dvd.