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The New Centurions (1972)

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An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

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Cast

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Kilvinski
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Roy Fehler
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Dorothy Fehler
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Gus
Rosalind Cash ...
Lorrie
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Sergio
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Whitey
Richard E. Kalk ...
Milton (as Richard Kalk)
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Sergeant Anders
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Alice
Mittie Lawrence ...
Gloria
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Wilma
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Martha
Tracee Lyles ...
Helen
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Phillips
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A group of new police recruits takes to patrolling the streets of Los Angeles. Roy Fehler is a law student with a family and has joined the LAPD until he can complete his degree. He's partnered with veteran patrolman Kilvinski and they soon develop a good rapport. On the street the policemen are exposed to the seedier side of life but Kilvinski is a fair cop and a good teacher. Over time however, Fehler comes to love the work and both his family and his studies fall by the wayside. Kilvinsky retires and Fehler loses his way, drinking heavily. Fehler's wife leaves him and he soon hits bottom. Just as he begins to get his life in order, fate intervenes. Written by garykmcd

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law | police | lapd | veteran | rookie cop | See more »

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The Beat -- The Fuzz -- The City of Angels See more »


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9 November 1972 (West Germany)  »

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Apparently, the Columbia Pictures studio paid source novelist Joseph Wambaugh a bonus of US $1250 for each week his book 'The New Centurions' stayed on 'The New York Times' "Best Sellers" chart. The novel debuted on the list on 21st February 1971 and charted for thirty-two weeks thereby providing Wambaugh with a total bonus of US $40,000. See more »

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Nice little film. Good character study
1 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good little film, about the ins & outs of a group of cops in LA in the early 70's. Good eye for detail, and another fine performance by George C. Scott. This guy was on a roll back then. Having finished up the 60's w/ "Petulia", then "Patton", followed by the excellent gem "The Hospital", it was almost a couldn't miss. True to life depiction, bogged down just a bit by melodrama & cliche'-ridden script. Stacy Keach fine in this as well.


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