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The Death Squad (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  8 January 1974 (USA)
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When petty criminals start turning up murdered, a detective discovers they are being killed by a group of his fellow officers who think the criminals were treated too leniently by the courts.

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Eric Benoit
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Joyce Kreski
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Connie Brennan
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Allen Duke
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Police Captain Earl Kreski
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The Commissioner
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Vern Acker
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Lieutenant Andrece
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Hartman
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The Chief
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Harmon
Janis Hansen ...
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Nate Esformes ...
Pela
Regis Cordic ...
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Sidney Clute ...
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When petty criminals start turning up murdered, a detective discovers they are being killed by a group of his fellow officers who think the criminals were treated too leniently by the courts. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They were honest cops ... until they started their own war on crime and became judge, jury and executioner. See more »

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A poor remake of the Clint Eastwood/Hal Holbrook MAGNUM FORCE
27 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The low ratings for this made for TV film which cameos Melvyn Douglas are accurate. This film should be viewed by movie students to see how movies can either be improved or how the original outshines the copy.

You do not have to be a sophisticated movie lover to see the difference between DEATH SQUAD and MAGNUM FORCE. You should compare films like TO BE OR NOT TO BE with Jack Benny and Carole Lombard (1942) with the more slapstick production of Mel Brooks. Ernst Lubitsch in his direction supplied subtle nuances to make a sophisticated comedy, Mel Brooks i "Pie in the Face". This makes for a complex but comprehensive understanding of what is the difference between a good film and a film classic.

DEATH SQUAD was interesting for me, so that I could relate the comparison as stated above.


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