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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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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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Great 70s cop flick that captures the era
6 February 2008 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Disillusioned NYC cops Joe (Joseph Bologna) and Tommy (Cliff Gorman) decide their meager weekly salary isn't worth getting killed over and plan a big score. Tommy contacts Mafia kingpin Pasquale "Patsy" Aniello (John P. Ryan) after observing him being booked. In disguise, Tommy finds out that Patsy would pay handsomely for $10 million in bonds. So together the two cops plan to rob a local Wall Street firm during a big parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts.

One review here leads off with the line, "A Real Find" and I couldn't agree more. This 70s cop thriller captures both the working man's embitterment with the system and the sleazy side of NYC. Both of the leads are good in their roles and they get fine support from Ryan (has he always been middle aged?), whose lead henchman is played by Joe Spinell. Director Aram Avakian didn't make many films (5 total), but he has a great eye for realism and even a bit of the absurd like the mob using guys on ten speeds during the final chase in Central Park. Filmed entirely in New York City, this really captures the feel of the 70s station house with the green, cracking walls.


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