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Fuzz (1972)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  3 November 1972 (Japan)
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Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

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Steve Ihnat ...
Det. Andy Parker
Dan Frazer ...
Lt. Byrnes
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Sgt. Murchison
Stewart Moss ...
Det. Hal Willis
H. Benny Markowitz ...
Patrolman Levine
James Victor ...
Patrolman Gomez
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Patrolman Cramer (as Roy Applegate)
Tom Lawrence ...
Patrolman Crosby
Norman Burton ...
Police Commissioner Nelson
Vince Howard ...
Patrolman Marshall
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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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Trivia

Brian De Palma was about to direct the film but disagreed with the casting of Yul Brynner and Raquel Welch, and subsequently left the project. See more »

Quotes

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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" If you count on the inefficiency of the police, this could very well work "
13 January 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If one goes to the movies a lot, it is often a bit more interesting when one has read the original work first. Ed McBain was also known as mystery writer Evan Hunter when he wrote the first of many stories surrounding his famous 87th Precinct. The series centered mostly around the reoccurring characters in his Police Station. This compilation series became the basis for the Hollywood movie called " Fuzz. " In the film, Burt Reynolds plays Det. Steve Carella, Jack Weston is Det. Meyer Meyer while Tom Skerritt plays Det. Bert Kling. With the arrival of newcomer Det. Eileen McHenry (Raquel Welch) the precinct sets out to solve a trio of baffling crimes. Formost in their sights is the mad bomber (Yul Brynner) out to extort millions from high city officials by threatening to kill them if they don't pay up. Although there is a serious attempt to convey real police drama concerning juvenile assaults, multiple arson and serial rape, the comic atmosphere and jovial levity, renders all efforts moot. Interestingly, the drama was attempted, but the end result proved more humorous than serious, rendering the movie a silly exercise with no solid resolutions. The surprising appearances of Albert Popwell as Lewis and Yul Brenner as a heavy, meant it was not a total loss. ***


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