So, it has been decades since I last saw this movie but something I saw today reminded me of the opening and now I can’t figure out the title.
The movie dates from somewhere between the late 70s and mid 80s and I think it was set in either Pittsburg or Philly. It opens with undercover officers running a sting operation and they have invited a bunch of criminals with outstanding warrants to an event that supposedly featured a pro football player and when everyone arrived they would spring the trap and arrest them all.
Just as the officers are about to close the door a late arrival makes an appearance. The last guy to show up is a two bit criminal who is bringing his kid along to get an autograph and he is almost late. Seeing the kid the lead character tells him to go home and when the minor criminal protests the cop flashes his badge and tells the guy to go home. The guy gets the hint and thanks the cop and leaves.
What was that movie?
Laughing in the face of danger is all well and good until danger laughs back.
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Not sure that's the one. Sea of love was Pacino and Ellen Barkin about a serial killer that was knocking off men found through newspaper ads. I remember the movie that the OP is describing but can't come up with the name.