MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,678 this week

Hickey & Boggs (1972)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  4 October 1972 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 583 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 16 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6189 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 9998 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 454 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hickey & Boggs" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hickey & Boggs (1972)

Hickey & Boggs (1972) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hickey & Boggs.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I Spy (1965–1968)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey
Man and Boy (1971)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Leif Erickson
To All My Friends on Shore (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Dennis Hines
I Spy Returns (TV Movie 1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, George Newbern
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Director: Milton Katselas
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte
Top Secret (TV Movie 1978)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A veteran American espionage agent is sent with a new partner to Italy, in order to track down 100 pounds of missing plutonium before it can be obtained by terrorists.

Director: Paul Leaf
Stars: Bill Cosby, Tracy Reed, Sheldon Leonard
Distance (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Anthony Lover
Stars: Paul Benjamin, Eija Pokkinen, James Woods
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Christopher Guest, William Hootkins, Lionel Murton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ta-Ronce Allen ...
Nyona's Daughter
Rosalind Cash ...
Nyona
Lou Frizzell ...
Lawyer
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not cool slick heroes. They're worn, tough men and that's why they're so dangerous. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinamit kardesler  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Hickey and Boggs have to sneak into the football game disguised as ushers because the game is sold out yet there are quite a few empty seats, including entire rows, during the game. See more »

Quotes

Frank Boggs: [Hickey and Boggs are loading their revolvers after a run-in with some heavies] Al... You ever kill anybody? In the United States? Because I know you mean it any everything, but I know these guys better than I know you. They're soldiers, that's all. No questions, no time to ask, no talk. Cops are worse, and less predictable. When you pull a gun, you've gotta be ready to kill somebody, and I'm telling you it's better to run.
Al Hickey: Finished?
See more »


Soundtracks

Hickey & Boggs
Written and Performed by George Edwards
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

WOW
30 July 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A real treat. Cosby is straight as an arrow. Reminds me of Lee Marvin, here. Culp uses very simple but arresting technique in this directorial debut. His style may look limited but it is hard to imagine a film edited and paced in such a style today except maybe Soderberg's THE LIMEY. This is a key film in the PI genre. It should be seen. Very intelligent, very enjoyable and marvelously put together. It has the pitfalls of the era, the 'heavies' are like lumbering monsters and there is probably one chilli dog too many. But these are quibbles. It's a pity Cosby wasn't in more movies like this. And a damn shame that Culp never picked up the camera again. 8/10


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Anyone? Gondorff4
Hickey + Boggs in HiDef cgola73
Forgotten Classic Gondorff4
Who is the actor in the sunglasses? TheVincenzo
Now available on Fancast greg6363
hickey is the coolest name dehickey
Discuss Hickey & Boggs (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?