- 1 hr 46 min
Written and directed by William Friedkin, Cruising tells the story of an undercover police officer searching for a serial killer targeting homosexual men in the New York City of the late 1970s. With a serial killer apparently attacking and stabbing gay men to death in the fashionable Meatpacking district of New York, Officer Steve Burns is placed undercover in the S&M scene within the area the serial killer seems to operate in. Burns learns to live a life much like the others in the S&M scene, which brings tension to his relationship with his girlfriend. Moving into an apartment deep in the Meatpacking District, Burns quickly befriends a neighbor, Ted, who claims to be scared of his controlling boyfriend Gregory. Working undercover allows Burns to witness firsthand the police brutality handed out at regular intervals to members of the homosexual community in the area; he is so enraged by the issue he threatens to quit his job. As the serial killer continues his murderous crime spree Burns locates a promising suspect, but both he and his loved ones soon come to realize things may not be quite as they seem.