In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

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Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
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Julia Madigan
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Det. Rocco Bonaro
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Chief Insp. Charles Kane
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Tricia Bentley
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Midget Castiglione
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Barney Benesch
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Hughie
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Jonesy
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Capt. Ben Williams
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Dr. Taylor
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Chief of Detectives Hap Lynch
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Mickey Dunn
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Lt. James Price
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Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Nur noch 72 Stunden  »

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The wall calendars, which appear to be prominently placed, show dates beginning with "09 June Friday" through "11 June Sunday". This correlates to year 1967. See more »

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Both detectives draw their service revolvers in the back room of the bar before confronting Benesch. But when they enter the bar, the guns are back in their holsters and they unclip them again. See more »

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Commissioner Anthony X. Russell: [after Kane drops his shield on Russell's desk] What am I supposed to do with that?
Chief Insp. Charles Kane: Commissioner, I thought you'd never ask.
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More Bark Than Bite
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting cast that include a couple of my favorites made me enthused about watching the VHS of this in '90s, several decades after seeing it in the theater when it came out. Boy, what a disappointment. Despite the cast, I found it to be somewhat boring. Only the beginning and the last 10 minutes of the film had any action. You'd expect more out of a tough crime story.

The rest of the time was spent with soap opera material such as unhappy police wives, or the now-cliché good cops get harassed by their boss, the key cop is a corrupt one and the lead cop is totally misunderstood. Oh man, have we seen a lot of this crap since this film came out!

No, this turned out to be an overrated film.


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