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The Detective (1968)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 May 1968 (USA)
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a ... See full summary »

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Joe Leland
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Karen
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Curran
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Dave Schoenstein
Horace McMahon ...
Farrell
Lloyd Bochner ...
Dr. Roberts
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Colin MacIver
Tony Musante ...
Felix
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Robbie
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Nestor
Pat Henry ...
Mercidis
Patrick McVey ...
Tanner
Dixie Marquis ...
Carol Linjack
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Kelly
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Rachael Schoenstein
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs. Written by Regis M. Donovan <regis@apocalypse.org>

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An adult look at a police detective. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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28 May 1968 (USA)  »

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Der Detektiv  »

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Robert Evans had acquired the rights to "The Detective" and was supposed to produce the movie for Twentieth Century-Fox, which had signed him to a contract. (He had earlier worked for Fox as an actor.) When Charlie Bluhdorn, the owner of Paramount, offered Evans a job as the head of European production at Paramount, Evans had to surrender the project to get out of his Fox contract. See more »

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When Joe leaves his apartment to go to Dave's apartment he leaves his hat behind. But when he leaves Dave's apartment he has his hat. See more »

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Music by Lionel Newman
Played at the bar when Joe runs into Karen
Also played at the restaurant when Karen runs into Joe and Norma
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One of the most gripping movies Frank ever did
2 December 2001 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised that it is not on video anywhere,but Frank Sinatra's performance as a hard boiled NYPD detective investigating the brutal murder of a innocent man is something to see it is entirely. Due to its strong adult content and language since it was the only Sinatra film that had a "X" rating during its day(strictly for mature audiences) which was back then during the new standardized CARA system that was inplaced back in the late 1960's. As well as the Chairman Of The Board's leading role as he goes into the sleazy background of New York's grit, you have also strong lead performances from Norman Fell,Jack Klugman and others makes it worth watching until the shocking ending.

Can it on cable if it comes on.


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