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The Organization (1971)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 5 May 1972 (Ireland)
In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen.

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Jack Pecora
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Mrs. Morgan
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Bob Alford
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Benjy
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Lt. Jessop
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William Martin
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Juan Mendoza
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Joe Peralez
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Larry French
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Sgt. Chassman (as Dan Travanty)
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Dave Thomas (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
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Storyline

After a group of young revolutionaries break into a corporation's headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance. Though sympathetic to their cause, the straight-arrow Tibbs refuses to consider it because they broke the law, but when the group is then accused of a murder it didn't commit, Tibbs finally joins them in order to ferret out the identity of the real killer, while keeping his now rogue undercover investigation a secret from his SFPD superiors. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Toughest Cop Has The Guts To Take On "THE ORGANIZATION."


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Rated PG-13 for drug related material and some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In 1971, United Artists distributed this film on a double bill with Lawman (1971) starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan. See more »

Goofs

Joe Peralez is seen in the hospital after being hit by a car. His head is bandaged. The man escorting him in the hallway of the hospital says he's been sedated. Patients with closed head injuries are never given sedation of any kind. Sedation or pain medication would mask symptoms of a worsening head injury. It's not really clear what the sedation angle adds to the story. See more »

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Juan Mendoza: This time we're gonna drop you and I'm not fooling.
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Follows In the Heat of the Night (1967) See more »

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Mr Tibbs is back!!
12 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From its suspenseful opening heist scene to its realistic ending,Sidney Poitier's third and final outing as Vigil Tibbs is everything a cop movie should be.Well cast with some great chase scenes.Director Don Medford keeps the fun rolling along at a nice pace.All in all,a great film.


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