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9 November 1972 (West Germany) See more »
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The nationwide bestseller about cops - by a cop! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Stefan Gierasch, Who Appeared in ‘Carrie,’ Dies at 88
 (From Variety - Film News. 19 September 2014, 6:29 PM, PDT)

Ed Lauter, Veteran Character Actor, Dead at 74
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Ed Lauter, Veteran Character Actor, Dead at 74
 (From Moviefone. 16 October 2013, 2:10 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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George C. Scott ... Kilvinski

Stacy Keach ... Roy Fehler

Jane Alexander ... Dorothy Fehler

Scott Wilson ... Gus
Rosalind Cash ... Lorrie

Erik Estrada ... Sergio

Clifton James ... Whitey
Richard E. Kalk ... Milton (as Richard Kalk)

James Sikking ... Sergeant Anders
Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Alice
Mittie Lawrence ... Gloria

Isabel Sanford ... Wilma

Carol Speed ... Martha
Tracee Lyles ... Helen

Burke Byrnes ... Phillips

William Atherton ... Johnson
Peter De Anda ... Gladstone (as Peter DeAnda)

Ed Lauter ... Galloway
Dolph Sweet ... Sergeant Runyon

Stefan Gierasch ... Landlord
Debbie Fresh ... Rebecca Fahler
Mike Lane ... Lumberjack (as Michael Lane)

Roger E. Mosley ... Truck Driver
Charles H. Gray ... Bethel
Read Morgan ... Woodrow Gandy

Michael DeLano ... Ranatti
Adriana Shaw ... Drunk Mother

Pepe Serna ... Young Mexican Man
Bea Thompkins ... Silverpants
Hilly Hicks ... Young Black Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Otis Day ... Mugging Suspect (uncredited)

Dick DeCoit ... (uncredited)

Kitten Natividad ... Go-Go Dancer in Bar (uncredited)

Anne Ramsey ... Wife of Crazy Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)

Joseph Wambaugh (novel)

Robert Towne  uncredited

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Henry Gellis .... associate producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Guy C. Verhille  (as Guy Verhille)
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as Dave Greyson)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (as Delree Todd)
 
Production Management
Russell Saunders .... unit production manager (as Russ Saunders)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
Malcolm R. Harding .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Black .... leadman (uncredited)
Albert Indrisano .... second props (uncredited)
Joe LaBella .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
William Randall .... sound
Jack Night .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects (uncredited)
Thomas R. Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ron Veto .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Glennon .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Jacobs .... second grip (uncredited)
Martin Kashuk .... key grip (uncredited)
Frank Leonetti .... gaffer (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Chris Schweibert .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Shaw .... best boy (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Izzy Berne .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ron Dawson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Vern Jacobs .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeffrey Benjamin .... assistant to producer (as Jeff Benjamin)
Duane Toler .... script supervisor (as Duane Tober)
Tom Clark .... publicist (uncredited)
Richard E. Kalk .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Emily Torchia .... publicist (uncredited)
Bill Venegas .... location manager (uncredited)
 

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103 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Erik Estrada played rookie LAPD officer Sergio Duran. He would later find stardom playing a California Highway Patrol officer in the TV cop series "CHiPs" (1977).See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
shot to the gut, 17 April 2012
Author: Steve Skafte from Nova Scotia, Canada

Stacy Keach and George C. Scott star in this very gritty, very honest portrayal of early-70s police life. It's directed by Richard Fleischer, who usually worked on much flashier material than this. I've seen a lot of films that dug in and tried to paint a clear image of police life, but this story brings a level of realism that is somewhat missing in most cases - in was written by a cop (Joseph Wambaugh).

"The New Centurions" is a title that hints at a much deeper perspective into familiar territory. Even though all the suspected clichés are still somewhat in place, they're there out of reality rather than just filling space in a movie plot. George C. Scott's character is on his way to retirement, but instead of him not making it, he takes a much darker path. It's that darker path, and the sense of hope behind it, that informs both Scott and Keach in their fantastic performances. They're as good as they'd ever been here - deep, powerful, and incredibly personal. There's a real emotional vulnerability on display that can't be denied.

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