This is a great movie


they dont make them like this anymore

first rate

capture what being a cop was like in the 70s

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I agree too. I saw this a few years ago on satellite TV over here in the UK and was very impressed indeed. Very believable story, gritty performances from the great cast.
Delighted to see it's been released in the US on DVD, and have ordered a copy.


AndyG

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I can't believe this one flew under the radar for me, both STACY KEACH and the always brilliant George C. Scott? Of course it's awesome.

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I agree. This bleak, harsh, and gritty gem packs one hell of a punch to the gut. Stacy Keach and George C. Scott were superb in the leads, with fine support from Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson, Rosalind Cash, Clifton James, and even a pre-"CHiPS" Erik Estrada.

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No, they sure dont. One of the best cop movies ever.

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I love how it's a cheesy funky 70s cop film and a serious effective drama all at the same time.

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What's "great" about it? It's a film of many weaknesses, most glaring of which is the moralizing exposition frequently trotted out in an attempt to give the movie some deeper thematic depth. The story lacks focus, the drama is often trite and corny and the acting - with the exception of George C. Scott whose final scene is the real high point of the movie - not what it could have or should have been. It's an outright bad picture, exactly, but certainly not above mediocre.



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