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1972 (UK) See more »
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The nationwide bestseller about cops - by a cop! See more »
Plot:
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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Solid police procedural flick See more (25 total) »

Cast

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George C. Scott ... Kilvinski

Stacy Keach ... Roy

Jane Alexander ... Dorothy

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

Erik Estrada ... Sergio

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

James Sikking ... Sgt. 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 ... Sgt. Runyon

Stefan Gierasch ... Landlord
Debbie Fresh ... Rebecca
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 styles (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
Skip Botelho .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... stunts (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)
 
Location Management
Bill Venegas .... location manager (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)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"Centurion" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:14+ | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #23297) | West Germany:16 (f)

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The picture was re-titled "Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police" for its British release.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Solid police procedural flick, 2 May 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE NEW CENTURIONS is a trend-setting police procedural thriller based on a best-selling novel that was itself written by a Los Angeles cop. It's a gritty and grimly realistic portrayal of the unrewarding life of a cop, where murder and alcoholism are just around the corner and the best thing a guy can hope for is not to be killed outright on the street that day. It's clear that this film was hugely inspirational, inspiring countless TV shows up to the present day, like the reality show COPS. I just wish the overrated END OF WATCH could have been more like this. Still, I digress: THE NEW CENTURIONS is blessed with an excellent cast that really brings the episodic storyline to life.

Headlining the cast is the ever-tough George C. Scott playing, you guessed it, a real hard-ass of a cop who takes rookie officer Stacy Keach (young, thin, and handsome) under his wing. The pair spend their time busting drug dealers, hookers, and armed robbers, all the while interacting with other officers in the precinct. These include an impossibly young Scott Wilson (THE WALKING DEAD), playing alongside Clifton James (LIVE AND LET DIE) and an equally youthful Erik Estrada. THE NEW CENTURIONS is a well made production, and I appreciated the excessively downbeat and pessimistic tone which is no surprise given director Richard Fleischer had recently shot 10 RILLINGTON PLACE.

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