Oh boy, this movie.
In a sentence: A sassy black cop uses her sass, and occasionally judo, to break up a drug ring.
This movie seemed so familiar, I wasn't sure if I'd seen it before or if I saw a lot of movies that were this movie.
It features some corny / uncomfortable 70's tropes. There's the time Christie breaks in to a suspect's house using a credit card without a warrant to obtain evidence that would be inadmissible in a trial. There's her boss's repeated advances on her, which she tries to use as leverage to get the assignment she wants. Casual violations of doctor client confidentiality.
It all seems to blend in with the studded jean jackets and rotary phones.
It was popular enough to spawn a television show that ran a couple of seasons, and a reboot was in the works as recently as last year. Was it worth 17 cents? I guess some people thought so, sugar.