Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell. Written by
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In what is arguably this film's most memorable scene, the weapon with which Richard Conte
's character so effectively bludgeons Cornel Wilde
's protagonist (albeit unbearably - and unforgettably - hearing-aid-enhanced), is the uncredited, offscreen contribution of the then hugely popular L.A.-based jazz ensemble, Shorty Rogers and His Giants
; and in particular, the excellent but - in this case - literally deafening drum solo of Shelly Manne
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When John Hoyt as Dreyer reaches into his desk for a gun, the contents of the desk on the insert close-up do not match the contents on the master shot. See more
Joe, tell the man I'm gonna break him so fast, he won't have time to change his pants. Tell him the next time I see him, he'll be in the lobby of the hotel, crying like a baby and asking for a ten dollar loan. Tell him that. And tell him I don't break my word.
You must have done something pretty fine to get as high as you are, Mr. Brown. I'm looking into that. I'm gonna open you up, and I'm gonna operate. I hate to think of what I'll find.
Referenced in Reservoir Dogs