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Cops and Robbers (1973)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 17 August 1973 (USA)
Two disillusioned New York City 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
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Secretary
James Ferguson ...
Liquor Store Clerk
Frances Foster ...
Bleeding Lady
Gayle Gorman ...
Tom's Wife
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Wino
George Harris II ...
Harry
Ellen Holly ...
Ms. Wells
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Randy
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Ambulance Attendant
Delphi Lawrence ...
Rich Lady
Lucy Martin ...
Joe's Wife
Arthur Pierce ...
Ambulance Attendant
Nino Ruggeri ...
Mr. Joe
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Tom and Joe are disillusioned New York City 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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Crime | Comedy

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Final film of Kent Smith. See more »

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Tom reads a news article about how securities were stolen as employees watched a Series game won by the Mets on TV. This gives him the idea to do the heist during the parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts. The Mets didn't appear in the World Series until October 1969. However, Cliff and Joe rob the brokerage house during the parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts, which took place in the summer of 1969. See more »

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Featured in Mugshot: An Interview with Joe Bologna (2015) See more »

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Sleep, Dream a Dream
Words by Chilton Ryan and Buddy Butler
Music by Michel Legrand
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A Real Find
3 March 2002 | by (United States) – 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. 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), suspense, droll wit, and a fine performance by J.P. Ryan as the treacherous mob fence. The film perfectly captures the mood of NYC in the early Seventies, seen through the eyes of its ethnic, blue-collar inhabitants. 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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