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Detroit 9000 -- Cops chase jewel thieves in the racially-volatile city of Detroit.

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Release Date:
13 June 1975 (Denmark) See more »
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Visit the murder capital of the world--where the honkies are the minority! See more »
Plot:
Cops go after jewel thieves. | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
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Sophisticated blaxploitation, if you will. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hari Rhodes ... Sergeant Jesse Williams

Alex Rocco ... Lieutenant Danny Bassett

Vonetta McGee ... Roby Harris
Ella Edwards ... Helen Durbin

Scatman Crothers ... Reverend Markham

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... 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
June Fairchild ... Barbara
Don Hayes
Dilart Heyson
Doris Ingraham
Ron Khoury
Bob McIlwain ... Sam Orr
John Nichols ... Police Chief John Nichols
Ed Oldani
Davis Roberts
George Skaff ... Oscar
Jason Sommers
Martha Jean Steinberg
Michael Tylo
Whit Vernon
Herb Weatherspoon
Woody Willis
Ernie Winstanley
Marilyn Joi ... Dancing hooker in whorehouse (uncredited)
Laura Lee ... Gospel singer (uncredited)

Bob Minor ... Killer (uncredited)

Erik L. Nelson ... Hitman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Marks 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orville H. Hampton  writer

Produced by
Don Gottlieb .... executive producer
Junius Griffin .... executive producer
Arthur Marks .... producer
William B. Silberkleit .... executive producer
Charles Stroud .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Luchi De Jesus 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. May 
 
Art Department
Thomas Gark .... property master
 
Stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Detroit Heat" - USA (video title)
"Police Call 9000" - Canada (English title)
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106 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Canada:14A | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1975) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (uncut) | USA:R
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Original title was "Motown 9000", but could not be used for legal reasons.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Sophisticated blaxploitation, if you will., 2 September 2005
Author: Golgo-13 from The IMDb Horror Board!

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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