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


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13 June 1975 (Denmark) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Hari Rhodes ... Sergeant Jesse Williams

Alex Rocco ... Lieutenant Danny Bassett

Vonetta McGee ... Roby Harris
Ellaraino ... Helen Durbin (as Ella Edwards)

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)

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
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Detroit Heat" - USA (video title)
"Police Call 9000" - Canada (English title)
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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1975) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (uncut) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)
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Original title was "Motown 9000", but could not be used for legal reasons.See more »
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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »


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brothers and sisters do their stuff, 13 September 2013
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Another entry into the blaxploitation genre, Arthur Marks's "Detroit 9000" has a black detective and a white detective cooperating to investigate the theft of some jewels from a congressman's fund raiser in the Motor City. For the most part the movie has a lot of the things that we expect to see in a blaxploitation flick, although they put an interesting twist on racial stereotypes: the black detective is the refined character while the white detective is the streetwise one. There was even a line or two that they obviously lifted from "Dirty Harry". Otherwise, it was just a fun movie with a funk soundtrack. Among the cast members are Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco (Moe Greene in "The Godfather"), Vonetta McGee and Scatman Crothers (Dick Hallorann in "The Shining").

Detroit was long seen as the backbone of the US economy and now it's bankrupt. Geez.

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