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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:
"Nobody Calls Me Mister With My Boots Off" 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)
Morreen 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:
Original director was Alex Segal, who withdrew shortly before production began.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the start of the film, when Coogan first meets Julie he has a cigarette held firmly in his mouth. In the next shot, the cigarette disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Coogan:[while holding a broken bottle in Wonderful Digby's face] All right now, I don't like violence, Mr. Wonderful whatever your name is. You better drop that blade, or you won't believe what happens next, even while it's happening.See more »
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Features Tarantula (1955)See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"Nobody Calls Me Mister With My Boots Off", 24 July 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Coogan's Bluff marked the first of six films that Clint Eastwood was to do with director Don Siegel, the most famous of them being of course Dirty Harry. The film will also contain no shots of the former location of the legendary Polo Grounds which were at that spot on Manhattan island.

Clint Eastwood's charisma is what carries this film through because he's playing one of the most dislikeable characters he ever essayed on the right side of the law. He's a deputy sheriff from Piute County, Arizona who has his own way of doing things. When we first meet him instead of following sheriff Tom Tully's orders and staying at a roadblock, Eastwood follows a hunch and captures fugitive Indian Rudy Diaz in the inimitable Clint fashion.

That he got the man doesn't cut it with Tully. He sends Clint on assignment to New York to extradite Don Stroud wanted in Arizona. When he gets to New York, Stroud is in Bellevue Psych Ward. There are procedures to get him out says Police Lieutenant Lee J. Cobb, but Clint cuts through them and while Stroud's in custody, he effects an escape.

Seduce them for clues is Eastwood's investigative technique as he works on parole officer Susan Clark and Stroud's girlfriend Tisha Sterling. Tisha proves to be a formidable adversary and bed partner, yes she's both. Tisha's pretty unforgettable as the amoral hippie chick from the era.

Also unforgettable is Betty Field in what proved to be her final big screen role as Stroud's tramp of a mother. Clint doesn't quite have to get down and dirty with her, but I think he would have been up to it if needed.

A lot of attitudes that were later exhibited in Dirty Harry are in Coogan's Bluff. Walt Coogan has the same attitude towards criminals and the rules that prevent him from dealing with them as he'd like.

Some nice location shots of New York, including an unforgettable chase scene through Fort Tryon Park in the upper reaches of Manhattan. Not as good as some of Clint Eastwood's other films, still Coogan's Bluff is a must for his fans.

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