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The Laughing Policeman (1973)

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In San Francisco, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD
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Insp. James Larrimore SFPD (as Lou Gossett)
Albert Paulsen ...
Henry Camerero
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Lt. Nat Styner (Steiner on End Credits) SFPD
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Insp. John Pappas SFPD
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Kay Butler
Mario Gallo ...
Bobby Mow, Snitch
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Nurse Monica, Beth's Roomate
Shirley Ballard ...
Grace Martin
William Hansen ...
Mr. Schwermer, Bus Vicitm
Don Borisenko ...
Det. Mike Collins (as Jonas Wolfe)
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Duane Haygood, Drug Pusher
Louis Guss ...
Gus Niles / Andrew Medford - Bus Victim
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Prostitute (as Lee McCain)
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Storyline

A policeman is among the victims when the passengers of a late-night bus are machine-gunned. With only one semi- conscious survivor and no other witnesses, the detectives try to learn from the identities of the dead why this happened and who the killer could be. Climax includes excellent chase. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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This movie is so real it makes every other movie in this town look like a movie. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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23 January 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

An Investigation of a Murder  »

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Trivia

According to Bruce Dern's autobiography, it was Walter Matthau's idea to have Dern, known mainly as a character actor, share top billing with him for this film--a gesture Dern was most grateful for. See more »

Goofs

The Anthony Zerbe character is Lieutenant "Styner" according to his desk nameplate, but "Steiner" in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD: Know what you can do for us, Rodney? You're gonna walk down the street, you're gonna get in the back seat of that white car, or I'm gonna kick your nuts up around your neck. Know what I mean, boy?
Insp. James Larrimore SFPD: Partner, go to the car and get on the radio.
Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD: What did I do, break another rule?
[to Davis]
Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD: What are you gonna do, son? Eyeball me to death?
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Connections

Referenced in My Erotic Fantasies (1976) See more »

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You'll Never Know
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio in the car
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I wish more cop movies were like this.
10 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I happened upon this movie the other night by accident, and I loved it. I got hooked early on by the way the police in this film are portrayed as real human beings, with real foibles and weaknesses and prejudices. Definitely worth a viewing for anyone who knows anything about movies.


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