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The Death Squad (1974)

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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Joyce Kreski
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Connie Brennan
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Allen Duke
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Vern Acker
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A squad of policemen who disagree with court rulings take the law into their own hands and start to make justice with their own way. An investigator is assigned the task of discovering their identity and hunting them down. Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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The law doesn't always work! See more »

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8 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Remake of Magnum Force (1973) See more »

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The essence of the bad '70s TV movie
22 January 2001 | by (Strongsville, OH) – See all my reviews



Falk, a veteran director on a number of TV series ranging from Get Smart! to The Colbys, first tried his hand at feature-length action filmmaking in 1974 with Death Squad. The box blazons "in the tradition of Magnum Force!" Tradition? Please.

Robert Forster (Alligator) plays a straight cop busted from a crooked force, re-recruited in secret to infiltrate a gang of vigilante police led by Claude Akins. (Does that seem a stretch to you, too?) Forster falls in love in record time with his ex-partner's daughter, played by Mamas and Papas alum Michelle Phillips, and complications ensue. Forster's a passable actor, but Eastwood he ain't. Phillips has gotten a lot better since 1974. And, well, Sheriff Lobo heading up a band of renegade officers is just plain too much. * 1/2


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