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Across 110th Street (1972)

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Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Adu ...
Black Assistant
Frank Arno ...
Detective Rizzo
Joseph Attles ...
Mr. Jessup (as Joe Attles)
Paul Benjamin ...
Jim Harris
Ed Bernard ...
Joe Logart
Tina Beyer ...
Black Whore
Gerry Black ...
Patrolman
Samual Blue Jr. ...
Dr. Christmas
Norman Bush ...
Bartender
Anthony C. Cannon ...
Sal (as Anthony Cannon)
Maria Carey ...
Maria
Anthony Charnota ...
Frank
Dick Crockett ...
Patrolman
Keith Davis ...
Cab Driver
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Patrolman (as George Di Cenzo)
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In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police? Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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If you steal $300,000 from the mob, it's not robbery. It's suicide.


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This was the first film shot with the Arriflex 35 BL camera. See more »

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About 18 minutes into the movie, a cameraman can clearly be seen in the mirror. See more »

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Lt. Pope: What else brings whites to Harlem but business?
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Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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Across 110th Street - Part II
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Tough, noisy, incoherent police melodrama...

Disguised as cops, three black crooks steal a big amount of cash after killing five syndicate runners and two policemen… The New York police and the Mafia react with immediate concern…

Tough police veteran Captain Frank Mattelli (Quinn) resents the intrusion of Lieutenant Pope (Kotto), a black detective, in the case, while Mafia boss Don Gennaro (Frank Mascetta) sends his paranoid son-in-law, Nick D'Salvio (Anthony Franciosa), to reassert control over the Harlem branch and see that the money is recovered…

The black syndicate, headed by Doc Johnson (Richard Ward) and his assistant Shevvy (Gilbert Lewis), rejects D'Salvio, while promising only token help, and accuses Mattelli, who has been on the take from Johnson for years…

Anthony Quinn plays well the ageing detective who has long ago perceived that all his efforts are not going to do more than raise the very small part of the cover of crime, but he is not above taking a bribe from a racketeer… His method of dealing with a reluctant witness is to hit hard first and ask questions later…The rigorously legal approach to police work, as exemplified by Yaphet Kotto, is not for Quinn… This is his territory, his little kingdom, and he keeps the peace as best he knows…


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