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Cops and Robbers (1973)

 -  Crime | Comedy  -  17 August 1973 (USA)
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Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom
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Joe
Charlene Dallas ...
Secretary
James Ferguson ...
Liquor Store Clerk
Frances Foster ...
Bleeding Lady
Gayle Gorman ...
Mary
Walt Gorney ...
Wino
George Harris II ...
Harry
Ellen Holly ...
Ms. Wells
Randy Jurgensen ...
Randy
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Ambulance Attendant
Delphi Lawrence ...
Rich Lady
Lucy Martin ...
Grace
Arthur Pierce ...
Ambulance Attendant
Nino Ruggeri ...
Mr. Joe
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Tom and Joe are disillusioned New York cops who decide to pull off one big robbery and retire on the proceeds. Bearer bonds are what the local Mafia boss will buy, so that's what they go for. Central Park is the location for the switch. Can they come out of it with their lives and the money ? Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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They make $ 215.39 a week as Cops, and $10,000,000 in one day as Robbers. HOW DID THEY GET AWAY WITH IT?

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Crime | Comedy

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Last completed cinema film of Kent Smith. See more »

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During the chase scene, Tom and Joe's police cruiser is a 1972 Plymouth Fury. By the end of the chase, it becomes a 1968 Ford Custom 500. See more »

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A Real Find
3 March 2002 | by (Astoria, New York) – See all my reviews

A gem of a caper movie, based on Donald (HOT ROCK)Westlake's novel. I discovered this film in the bargain bin of some video outlet near Ft. Bragg, NC ("AIRBORNE!"). I was a little homesick at the time (not having had leave for nearly a year) and I thought I could alleviate some of the pain by kicking back with a few beers and watching a NY-set Seventies flick. Boy, what a find. This is a real sleeper, with easy-going charm provided by the two leads (Gorman and Bologna), suspence, droll wit, and a fine performance by J.P. Ryan as the smooth but treacherous mob fence. The film perfectly captures the mood of NYC in the early Seventies, as seen through the eyes of its ethnic, blue-collar inhabitants. It is not garish, or sleazy, but a fine place to live if it wasn't for that darn crime problem (courtesy of the media-genic mayor-John Lindsay). Catchy title tune by Michel Legrand, gorgeous location photography by David L. Quaid, cameos by Joe Spinell, Frankie Gio, and Frank Adonis. A completely satisfying conclusion. This film will leave you with a smile on your face for hours after each viewing.


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