Set in a New York divided between twinkling skyscrapers and grimy slums, Wolfen begins with the savage murder of a pre-eminent industrialist. Albert Finney's 'tec investigates, tracking a series of fleshy killings to a group of Native American construction workers.
A bloodcurdling howl against corporate greed, racial genocide and social injustice, Wolfen snaps the Big Apple just before it was cleaned up. The suggestion is it's the maggots doing the cleaning, a persuasive theory that's lost little relevance. Even if the `wolfen vision' sequences now make you think of a drunk Predator.