Totally Unconvincing as a Cop


Crenna looks old enough to be checking out retirement homes in Florida and he's out on the streets slapping young tough guys around. A cop wouldn't last a day with such an attitude and he looks about as menacing as a schoolteacher. This unruffled approach does not jibe with his post-rape persona of jumpy, whimpering pup. All in all, Crenna is hopelessly miscast and the movie fails to convince on any level.

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He was almost 60 when he made it. Otherwise, I thought it was excellent.

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Sorry, I totally disagree... I thought he was perfectly cast... but then, I always did like Richard Crenna.

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I agree with you. Haven't seen this movie since it first came out but I thought he was excellent in this, as he usually was. Always liked him, too.

I've already seen the worst movie ever made, so it can only be uphill from there.

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I had a bit of a difficult time with his age in this movie, too.

Not only regarding the physicality of the role, but I didn't buy the angry rookie-type behavior of his (prior to the attack).

I thought the movie was worth a watch otherwise.

I can't think of another movie that I have watched that dealt with the rape of a male cop and the aftermath in the manner this movie did.





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Considering he won an Emmy for this role, not many agree with your opinion.

This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.

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yeah, crenna was a little old for the role of cop. Pat Hingle who played his father in this movie, was only two years older.

But still, Crenna was a great actor and did a great job here.

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I've never seen this, but I own all things Rambo. I've never found Crenna convincing in the role he played in 1-3 either.

I really should look him up in something that's better suited to him. Any suggestions?



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