Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

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Detectives Steve Carella, Meyer Meyer, and Bert Kling are part of the 87th Precinct's team investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man. While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Burt Reynolds almost suffered serious burns to his face, whilst doing his own stunt. During a scene in which he is set on fire, out of control flames whipped up his asbestos lined coat sleeve, around his neck, and along the back of his head. This cut made it into the movie. See more »

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Buck: It's the police!
Pete Schroeder: It's the police!
Det. Steve Carella: Who the hell is that?
Det. Bert Kling: It's the police.
Det. Steve Carella: What police? We're the police!
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I'll Be Seeing You
By Sammy Fain (uncredited) and Irving Kahal (uncredited)
Sung by Dinah Shore
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Nicely done cop comedy-thriller
4 June 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

This is billed as a Burt Reynold's vehicle but he is actually part of a great cast in this Ed McBain 87th Precinct comedy-thriller. The police in Boston are searching for an extortionist dubbed "The Deaf Man" who is demanding cash or he kills a high ranking city official. Reynolds along with Tom Skeritt and Jack Weston are the cops on the case. The film really has a great ensemble feel and, I hope, accurately predicts the goings on inside a police station. Raquel Welch co-stars as a female detective out to snag a rapist. Yul Brynner, who must have been having lots of fun at this point in his career, is "The Deaf Man." His screen time is minimal but he does a good job. Familiar faces pop up in nearly every other scene with guys like Charles Tyner, Albert Popwell, Tamara Dobson and a very young Charles Martin Smith in small roles. The film's only major problem is that it neatly wraps up everything in the end. Seriously, every crime the cops are investigating is solved in one scene that relies heavily on convenience.


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