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Hickey & Boggs (1972)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  4 October 1972 (USA)
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Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ta-Ronce Allen ...
Nyona's Daughter
Rosalind Cash ...
Lou Frizzell ...
Nancy Howard ...
Apartment Manager's Wife
Bernard Nedell ...
Used Car Salesman
Nyona's Mother
Sheila Sullivan ...
Edith Boggs
Carmencristina Moreno ...
Mary Jane (as Carmen)
Jason Culp ...
Mary Jane's Son
Ron Henriquez ...
Quemando: Florist
Louis Moreno ...
Quemando: Prisoner
Caryn Sanchez ...
Mary Jane's Daughter
Robert Mandan ...
Mr. Brill


Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.

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They hold their forty-four magnums with two hands and keep firing until they hit something...anything. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

4 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinamit kardesler  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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The football game that Hickey & Boggs attend is the September 26, 1971, meeting between the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons, held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. That game ended in a 20-20 tie (in those days before sudden-death overtime was introduced by the NFL, to break most ties). The baseball game that the pair subsequently attend actually took place several weeks before the football game - on August 18, 1971 - at Dodger Stadium, at Chavez Ravine, in Los Angeles. The Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-2, that Wednesday evening. See more »


(at around 1 min) In the office scene where Boggs keeps drinking, he sets the bottle on the file cabinet with the label facing away and half full, then when he goes to pick it up again the label is facing forwards and the bottle is three/quarter full. See more »


Al Hickey: [following the final shootout] Nobody came... nobody cares. It's still not about anything.
Frank Boggs: Yeah, you told me.
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Hickey & Boggs
Written and Performed by George Edwards
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A Potent Dose of 70's L. A. Noir
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Still another lost gem from the "Golden 1970's".It ranks right along side "The Long Goodbye" and Night Moves" as a super slice of "Modern Film Noir"-- 70's Los Angeles style.It truly is character driven (Boggs ,looking for clues under a murder victim's kitchen sink, see's a mouse-trap and then a mouse...he unloads the trap.)Yet there are very impressive , deftly staged ,action sequences...-a mid-day shoot-out in an eerily empty L.A. Coliseum and a night-time bullet exchange in a crowded Dodger Stadium parking lot.The Mob, the Cops , Black Militants, Latino Militants, marital problems...These guys(HIckey&Boggs) are in way over their heads and carry their just dusted off guns- in towels, for crying out loud. But they have each other's back and they're gonna "finsh the job". A Classic.

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