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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

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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Storyline

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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23 March 1973 (Finland)  »

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110-Ban machi kôsaten  »

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In the scene in Doc Johnson's office while he talks to Matelli and Pope he turns on his TV. The film running is Duel at Diablo (1966), a western by Ralph Nelson, which also deals with an ethnic conflict (White soldiers against American Indians). Sidney Poitier, famous for his role in In the Heat of the Night (1967) stars in this movie as well. See more »

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When Anthony Quinn is beating the man in the chair of the police station, his gun falls out of his holster. It is never put back in. See more »

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Henry J. Jackson: Mm! Shazam! GodDAMN!
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Referenced in So Wrong They're Right (1995) See more »

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Across 110th Street
Written by Bobby Womack and J.J. Johnson
Performed by Bobby Womack
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A tough, gritty crime story
8 March 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This top urban thriller was perhaps the best of the films made during the blaxploitation era. The story is grim, bleak and violent and the grit and grime of Harlem is present in every scene. The theme throughout is black vs. white with no subtle shades of gray. Three black men steal money from the Mafia, with predictable results that follow in short order. Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto are police officers with quite different agendas and their relationship is one of mutual dislike. Anthony Franciosa is over-the-top as the Mafia lieutenant and Richard Ward is a gravel-voiced Harlem crime boss who stands up to the Mafia with a brash defiance. Bobby Womack's vocals accompany the film.


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