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Warning Shot
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Director:
Writers:
Whit Masterson (novel)
Mann Rubin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun? Is It Here? Is It Here? Is It Here? See more »
Plot:
A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Worth Watching.. once! See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Janssen ... Sgt. Tom Valens

Ed Begley ... Capt. Roy Klodin

Keenan Wynn ... Sgt. Ed Musso

Sam Wanamaker ... Frank Sanderman

Lillian Gish ... Alice Willows

Stefanie Powers ... Liz Thayer

Eleanor Parker ... Mrs. Doris Ruston
George Grizzard ... Walt Cody

George Sanders ... Calvin York

Steve Allen ... Perry Knowland

Carroll O'Connor ... Paul Jerez

Joan Collins ... Joanie Valens

Walter Pidgeon ... Orville Ames

Vito Scotti ... Designer
David Garfield ... Police Surgeon (as John Garfield Jr.)
Robert Williams ... Judge Gerald Lucas
Jerry Dunphy ... Himself - TV newscaster
Romo Vincent ... Ira Garvin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Man in Photograph (uncredited)
Jean Carson ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Phil Chambers ... Gardener (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Dr. James B. Ruston (uncredited)
Brian Dunne ... Philip 'Rusty' Ruston (uncredited)
Karl Lukas ... Custodian (uncredited)
Don Mitchell ... Black Protester (uncredited)
John Mitchum ... Reporter at Apartment (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Reporter (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Inquest Spectator (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen ... Reporter Outside Courtroom (uncredited)

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
 
Writing credits
Whit Masterson (novel "711--Officer Needs Help")

Mann Rubin (screenplay)

Produced by
Bob Banner .... producer
Buzz Kulik .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Ron Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
 

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100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Quotes:
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 over the treatment room!
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Worth Watching.. once!, 28 August 2002
Author: dan_in_denver (dan8995@yahoo.com) from Denver Colorado

Sure this film is cheesy, and I agree with the comments that this film has a "made for late night movies" appearance, but consider the year in which it was made! I think that Warning Shot is a good movie, but by no means a great one. It is a police procedural / murder mystery that was typical in cinematography, casting, and scripting to all the other movies in the genre shot at the time. David Jansen does a good job the cop in trouble accused of shooting down an innocent man during a stake out that goes wrong. Joan Collins does a good job supporting Jansen's character as his sultry ex-wife.

The movie is worth watching, and provides an insight (as so many classics do) of the differences in society from then to now. One memorable example of this is the role played by George Grizzard as a desirable bachelor. In the scene with Jansen in his apartment, Grizzard tells him that he is an airline co-pilot and has a flight that day, then proceeds to pour himself a scotch. Or the scene with the insurance broker who is boasting of his firms new state of the art computer that covers an entire wall in one office.

Over all, it's a good movie. See the film, but watch it with an open mind and just don't expect too much. That way you wont be disappointed!

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