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Fuzz (1972)

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

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Cast

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James McEachin ...
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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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3 November 1972 (Japan)  »

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Final film of Steve Ihnat. See more »

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Detective: What do you mean they're putting garbage in your car?
Man with Garbage: Every morning garbage in the front seat. You know, coffee grounds, potato peels and moldy fruit. It just gets such a mess when it gets on the floor and, you know, walking around with it slipping on your heels. It's disgusting; old chewed up bones like they had a dog or something. And one day it looked as though somebody had blown their nose in pieces of old toilet paper and wet cigarette butts and things like that. It's really disgusting, ...
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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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Enjoyably shaggy cop movie, but what's with that final shot?
16 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds is so laid-back in this picture I thought he might fall over. He, Jack Weston and Tom Skerritt are cops at the Boston Precinct trying to stop a serial killer from blowing up more politicians, Yul Brynner is the bad guy who knows just what clueless cops these guys are, and Raquel Welch is the new badge in the building (the guys humiliate her for awhile, but she's tough and proves her merit). This is a routine cop comedy with dramatic and sometimes violent overtones, not unlike "MASH" (which it attempts to emulate in its cynicism). It was moderately popular in theaters in 1972 mainly because Burt Reynolds had just posed for Cosmo magazine and the ads and the movie one-sheet played that up. I liked Welch's scenes defending herself in the office (where she's been unceremoniously dumped at a desk) and the climactic moments are well done. The end vocal by Dinah Shore is a wonderful bit (Burt was dating her at the time). But that very last shot is perplexing: there's no explanation for it, and I'm sure it left audiences baffled. It's an artistic shot, done with humor, but considering what happens before it, it makes no logical sense. **1/2 from ****


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