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Detroit 9000 (1973)

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

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Lieutenant Danny Bassett
Hari Rhodes ...
Sergeant Jesse Williams
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Roby Harris
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Ferdy
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Captain Chalmers
Ellaraino ...
Helen Durbin (as Ella Edwards)
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Reverend Markham
Sally Baker ...
Ethel
Rudy Challenger ...
Aubrey Hale Clayton
Doris Ingraham
George Skaff ...
Oscar
Council Cargle
Stacy Keach Sr.
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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

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It's the murder capital of the world. And the biggest black rip-off of the decade. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Action

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13 June 1975 (Denmark)  »

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Detroit Heat  »

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Box Office

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$2,054 (USA) (9 October 1998)

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$2,054 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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Trivia

John Nichols was the actual chief of the Detroit Police at the time of his appearance in the movie. No doubt he hoped his appearance in the film would help his 1973 campaign for mayor. He lost to Coleman Young, however, and later went on to become sheriff of suburban Oakland County. See more »

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In the shootout at the cemetery, one character's squib is visible on his neck prior to being "shot" in the neck. See more »

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References Flip (1970) See more »

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Detroit 9000 (Main Title)
Written and Performed by Luchi De Jesus
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A remarkable thriller, full of action and groovy music!
29 May 1999 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie because of Quentin Tarantino's initiative to bring back classics like this to the video stores. This movie is just terrific. First of all the story is very well done and it is still original today. This is remarkable considering that this movie is 26 years old! The actors might be a little weak at times but the cool dialogs and the raw action scenes are the best ones I've ever seen. There aint no special effects here but it still is pretty spectacular. Of course, this movie is not an Hollywood super production but it still is an excellent movie that one should see at least once. The music is also fantastic, seeing those guys shoot each others and thoses cars explode with some 70's era funk music is just too entertaining.

I recommend this movie to any action or thriller movie fans. Tarantino fans might also be surprised..this movie obviously influenced Tarantino a lot. See for yourself.


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