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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 »
Visit the murder capital of the world--where the honkies are the minority! See more »
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
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
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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 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
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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 »
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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fond, fond memories of Detroit 9000, 14 August 2001
Author: khat-datty from Louisville, Ky

I would leave college early everyday just to find what Detroit street they would be filming at that particular day. It was an exciting time seeing such local personalities as Dick Purtan, Woody Willis, Laura Lee, Mike Lucci of the Detroit Lions, John Nichols, and the one and only Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg. This was a great time for me and for the city of Detroit. I have a copy of this film and watch it whenever I can. A must see movie for all Detroiters. A favorite of Quinton Tarrentino.

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