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

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Stewart Moss ...
Det. Hal Willis
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Patrolman Cramer (as Roy Applegate)
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Norman Burton ...
Police Commissioner Nelson
Vince Howard ...
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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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3 November 1972 (Japan)  »

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Agria katadioxi  »

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Film debut of Tamara Dobson. See more »

Quotes

Little Boy: He gave me five bucks to bring it over here.
Lt. Byrnes: What'd he look like?
Little Boy: A bald-headed guy with a thing in his ear.
Det. Steve Carella: He's got a thing in his ear.
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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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If you read the book, you'd be happier
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By reading comments left by others, I can tell they never read the book "Fuzz" by Ed McBain. I think this is the WORST adaptation of a book I've ever seen. Ed McBain's stories are great! This movie was one TOTAL let down.

In response to other's comments: the final shot with the hand in the water is because the Deaf Man was supposed to survive and come back to terrorize the 87th Precinct several more times. If this movie was any good, perhaps they had a sequel in mind. Also, Eileen McHenry's (Burke, in the book), played by Welch, rape scene seemed almost gratuitous whereas in the book, the rapist was successful and this became the root of her troubles and ambitions in the future of the series of 87th Precinct books.

This movie showed NO storyline. It was merely scenes (poorly shot and directed) pieced together to form a not-easy-to-follow plot. All these scenes lacked so much detail and explanation, that the viewer was left wondering what was going on. For example, while in the park on stakeout, the blind man with the dog was really a cop (who later shot himself in the foot). This character was never introduced in the movie.

Had it not been for Reynolds and Welch (sex symbols of the time) I don't think anyone would have noticed this movie was in the theaters.


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