I wouldn't call this a blaxpoitation film, I think it's more of a police drama that happens to have strong racial tensions running throughout. Alex Rocco owns this film, dude is just tough, and of course Vonetta McGee (BLACULA) is all kinds of delicious. DETROIT 9000 doesn't have a lot of action but the few sequences it has will punch you in the face with a fistful of Detroit attitude. Dig it.
It's the murder capital of the world, The Black rip-off of the decade, and a White cop squeezed in the middle.