Police investigators investigate the link between a serial killer's machinations and a young man who committed suicide after five women raped him.
Focuses on the life of Mimi Miceli (Mitchell), the son of a vanquished mafia chieftain who returns to America with the dream of reviving his father's past criminal glory. Teaming up with old friend Jolly Rizzo (Vic Caesar), he kidnaps Los Angeles mob chieftain Chucky Tripoli (Louis Zito) and ransoms him to get back into the California mob. The scheme results in Miceli winning his own piece of the Los Angeles territory, but the tensions he creates in the crime family soon result in an bloody war between Miceli and the rest of the mob.
Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette. The debate over capital punishment rages on with the story of Gary Mark Gilmore, the first man to be executed after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Jones turns in an Emmy-winning performance as Gilmore, who insists that his execution by firing squad be carried out.
Explosive international intrigue results when British Intelligence agent John Shay suspects Booth, a colleague, of being a double-agent. Although Shay's superiors warn him against an investigation, he travels to Greece and Turkey in order to check out his suspicions. There, Shay becomes involved with a beautiful woman who was once her lover, and is now Booth's wife. Before long, Shay realizes that he is being used as a Communist pawn, and has fallen into grave danger.