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Warning Shot (1967)

 -  Mystery  -  18 January 1967 (USA)
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A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Tom Valens
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Capt. Roy Klodin
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Sgt. Ed Musso
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Frank Sanderman
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Alice Willows
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Liz Thayer
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Mrs. Doris Ruston
George Grizzard ...
Walt Cody
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Perry Knowland
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Paul Jerez
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Joanie Valens
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Orville Ames
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A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the sergeant is charged with manslaughter. The sergeant works to clear his name and determine where the gun went and why the doctor was there at all. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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neo noir | based on novel

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18 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Initially movie was developed as a TV movie but was considered too violent and subject matter to mature for TV consumption and was released theatrically. See more »

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Sgt. Ed Musso: You're under arrest, Tom. The big one. Murder. The killing of Liz Thayer.
Sgt. Tom Valens: [slumping onto a chair in shock] Oh, no. When? How?
Sgt. Ed Musso: The custodian found her in Rustin's office. The place had been torn apart. She'd been choked and badly beaten. She was seen entering the office at 4:30, you were seen leaving around 5:00.
Sgt. Tom Valens: I went to see her, but the door was locked, I couldn't get in.
Sgt. Ed Musso: The custodian said he saw you with your hand on the knob like you'd closed the door. Tom, we found your fingerprints all ...
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very watchable--a lot like an episode of Dragnet without Joe Friday
24 January 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite making a few lousy films, such as DONDI and THE GREEN BERETS, I've always liked David Janssen. He was a pretty good actor and I like seeing movies featuring relatively unattractive people because they are much more like us, the average viewer, than the more glamorous stars.

WARNING SHOT is just one of the movies Janssen did that I really like. It's a seemingly ordinary story about a police shooting but it is so well-written and realistic that the film sucks you inside and keeps your attention. It has the look of a TV movie (with its production values) that is written for a thinking audience who doesn't just want to watch shoot outs and fights.


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