Dir. Don Siegel (1968).
Steeped in New York anxiety, Siegel’s tough little policier, directed from an Abraham Polonsky script, shows the great genre director edging towards the moral abyss of Dirty Harry.
"If 'Tush' comes on the radio, I can promise you, the windows are coming down, the volume is going up, and I’ll be singing along to it at the top of my lungs no matter how stupid I might look to other drivers on the highway."
There is always much complaining about how hard it is to fire city workers when they misbehave, thanks to union rules that handcuff managers. But all other agencies are in the minor leagues compared with the city's elections board.