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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
Robert Phillips ...
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, The Black rip-off of the decade, and a White cop squeezed in the middle. See more »

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13 June 1975 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

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

During the time of production, "9000" was the Detroit Police radio code for "officer down," however that radio term was phased out by the early 1980s. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Detroit 9000 (Main Title)
Written and Performed by Luchi De Jesus
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Sophisticated blaxploitation, if you will.
2 September 2005 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

Blaxploitation but sophisticated blaxploitation, if you will. Right from the bat you'll notice a little deeper characterization and more intricate plot mixed in with the jive music and bloody violence and for the most part, it works well. Some of the story does bog down the pace at times but not enough to cause any major problem. Seeing that this is one of the films released under Tarantino's Rolling Thunder company, the fact that Reservoir Dogs shares a few traits with Detroit 9000 should come as no surprise. However, Detroit 9000 took a few lines of dialogue from Dirty Harry, so I guess that's just the nature of the beast.


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