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The Organization (1971)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  5 May 1972 (Ireland)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dave Thomas (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
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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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This was the third film starring Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, following In the Heat of the Night (1967) and They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970). With this entry, the Virgil Tibbs series became one of the first, if not the first, cop movie series made in color to make it to part three (the Dirty Harry (1971) movies did not start until 1971, the same year that this film came out). See more »

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Just before the time bomb explodes, an Asian woman runs past the same bus and bystander twice. See more »

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Follows They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) See more »

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Tries to be Bullitt and fails
15 October 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Sidney Poitier reprises his Virgil Tibbs role from In the Heat of the Night as a San Francisco police officer who forms an uneasy alliance with a group of well-meaning vigilantes who stole 40 lbs of heroin from the syndicate's import headquarters.

It's hard to find anything specific that's wrong with the film, except that if you're going to have a car chase in SF, it should be more than a minute long.

Maybe it's just the annoying 70s music....


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