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Detroit 9000 (1973)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Action  |  13 June 1975 (Denmark)
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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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Sergeant Jesse Williams
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Lieutenant Danny Bassett
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Roby Harris
Ellaraino ...
Helen Durbin (as Ella Edwards)
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Reverend Markham
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Ferdy
Robert Phillips ...
Captain Chalmers
Rudy Challenger ...
Aubrey Hale Clayton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Baker ...
Ethel
Richard Bourin
Council Cargle
Bob Charlton
Regis Cordic
Jerry Dahlmann ...
(as Jerry Dahlman)
June Fairchild ...
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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 gonna get solved...or the town's gonna explode. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Action

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Detroit Heat  »

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

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$2,054 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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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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Aside from the dated phrases, clothes and music this could be the present.
8 March 2000 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of 70's action movies, I was looking forward to seeing this, especially since it has Quentin Tarantino's endorsement. I was expecting another campy blaxploitation movie, but was very surprised that this was not the case. The film explores the politics and race relations in Detroit in the early 70's, using the repercussions of an armed robbery of a political fundraiser as a backdrop.

Aside from the funky music and 70's fashion, and to a certain extent the dialogue, this could easily be any urban area in the 90's. The media is portrayed as eager to turn this high-profile crime into a racially-motivated crime. The cops are shown as being under pressure from all sides to solve the case quickly.

As the investigation unravels, the viewer finds out that not everyone is who they seem to be. And although the end of the film is somewhat predictable, it is still entertaining.

Some of the dialogue is typical camp, and some of the acting is wooden, but the one major complaint I have with this movie is the chase scenes that are shown in immediate succession. Its almost as if the writers thought to pad the drama with some action as an afterthought. Overall, though I was very suprised by this film and the issues it attempts to address.


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