I just saw it two days ago...I DVR'd it from Showtime (?). It was indeed gritty. Between this, Cruising, and a few others, Al Pacino is the King of 70s Urban Grittiness! Tonight, TCM has a quintuple bill: The Panic In Needle Park (8 PM EST), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (10 PM EST), Klute (12 AM EST), Fingers (2 AM EST), and Report to the Commissioner (4 AM EST). It's like someone who works there is following this thread!