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Coogan's Bluff
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Director:
Writers:
Herman Miller (screenplay) &
Dean Riesner (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 October 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Prisoner On the Loose, A Cop Over the Edge. This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Them. See more »
Plot:
An Arizona deputy goes to New York City to escort a fugitive back into custody. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Perfect Action Movie See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Coogan

Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. McElroy

Susan Clark ... Julie Roth
Tisha Sterling ... Linny Raven

Don Stroud ... James Ringerman
Betty Field ... Ellen Ringerman
Tom Tully ... Sheriff McCrea
Melodie Johnson ... Millie
James Edwards ... Sgt. Jackson

Rudy Diaz ... Running Bear

David Doyle ... Pushie (as David F. Doyle)

Louis Zorich ... Taxi Driver
Meg Myles ... Big Red
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Fowler

Seymour Cassel ... Young Hood
John Coe ... Bellboy
Skip Battyn ... Omega
Albert Popwell ... Wonderful Digby

Conrad Bain ... Madison Avenue Man
James Gavin ... Ferguson
Albert Henderson ... Desk Sergeant
James McCallion ... Room Clerk
Syl Lamont ... Manager
Jess Osuna ... Prison Hospital Guard
Jerry Summers ... Good Eyes
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Amador
Marya Henriques ... Go-Go Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brandon ... Hippie Boy (uncredited)

Eve Brent ... Hooker (uncredited)
Linda Clifford ... Hippie Girl (uncredited)
Constance Davis ... Mother (uncredited)
James Dukas ... Prison Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
Larry Duran ... Zig Zag (uncredited)
Andy Epper ... Pool Player (uncredited)
George Fargo ... Gay Boy at Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel (uncredited)
Scott Hale ... Dr. Scott (uncredited)
Ted Jacques ... Detective (uncredited)
James Joyce ... Man at Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel (uncredited)
Diki Lerner ... Gay Boy at Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel (uncredited)

James McEachin ... Man (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Woman (uncredited)
James Oliver ... Hip Type (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Deputy (uncredited)
Clifford A. Pellow ... Waiter (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Whippy (uncredited)
Doug Reid ... Prison Hospital Guard (uncredited)
Diana Rose ... Psychedelic Paint Girl (uncredited)
Al Ruban ... Detective (uncredited)
Don Siegel ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Kristoffer Tabori ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Colleen Thornton ... Hippie Twin (uncredited)
Maureen Thornton ... Hippie Twin (uncredited)
Clark Warren ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Siegel  (as Donald Siegel)
 
Writing credits
Herman Miller (screenplay) &
Dean Riesner (screenplay) and
Howard Rodman (screenplay)

Herman Miller (story)

Produced by
Irving L. Leonard .... associate producer (as Irving Leonard)
Richard E. Lyons .... executive producer
Don Siegel .... producer (as Donald Siegel)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Bud Thackery (director of photography)
Robert Surtees (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Robert MacKichan  (as Robert C. MacKichan)
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin (set decorations) (as John Austin)
John McCarthy Jr. (set decorations) (as John McCarthy)
 
Costume Design by
Helen Colvig 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bob Larson .... unit production manager (as Robert E. Larson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Ted Swanson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Bolger .... sound
Lyle Cain .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Dave Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
James W. Gavin .... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Scott Hale .... dialogue coach
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (1993) | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) (2002) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21736) (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:R (re-rating) (1968) | West Germany:18 (f)
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Trivia:
In the final chase, Coogan (Clint Eastwood) rides a 650cc Triumph TR6 motorcycle whilst Ringerman (Don Stroud) rides the 500cc Triumph T100 R Daytona upon which he appears with Linny (Tisha Sterling) in the picture displayed in Ringerman's mother's flat.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the motorcycle chase, when Coogan follows Ringerman's motorcycle up two short flights of stone steps in the park, the stunt rider for Clint Eastwood clearly badly clips the stone wall with the right handlebar and loses control as he tries to make the right turn off the top flight. The film cuts to another shot before what would have been the inevitable crash.See more »
Quotes:
Taxi driver:That's $2.95, including the luggage.
Coogan:Tell me, how may stores are there named Bloomingdales in this town?
Taxi driver:One, why?
Coogan:We passed it twice.
Taxi driver:It's still $2.95, including the luggage.
Coogan:Yeah, well there's $3.00, including the tip.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' (1992) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pigeon-Toed Orange PeelSee more »

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34 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Perfect Action Movie, 2 January 2005
Author: Scooter0123 from Western PA

From the opening scenes to the end it's never boring, and often hilarious. Lee J. Cobb turns in a wonderfully wry performance, the young Susan Clark is hot as Julie the probation officer, and Tom Tully is perfect as the tough, no-nonsense Sheriff McCrea. Add to that the sights and sounds of the city in the late 1960's and the feel for the atmosphere of the times, and it's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I define the quality of a movie by how it makes me feel. And this one always makes me feel good. Watching Eastwood work as Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan, with that cool Eastwood demeanor makes you realize just how hokey Dennis Weaver played the McCloud character in the TV series - while 'Coogan' inspired the series, the series certainly didn't outshine it. This one is a fun romp, and like all in the genre, not to be taken too seriously. Highly recommended.

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