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Hickey & Boggs (1972)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ta-Ronce Allen ...
Nyona's Daughter
Rosalind Cash ...
Nyona
Lou Frizzell ...
Lawyer
Nancy Howard ...
Apartment Manager's Wife
Bernard Nedell ...
Used Car Salesman
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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
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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.

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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4 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinamit kardesler  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first and only (through date May 2015) feature film role for Ta-Ronce Allen, who portrays Nyona's Daughter. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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 and 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: You finished?
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) See more »

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Hickey & Boggs
Written and Performed by George Edwards
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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


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