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The Seven-Ups (1973)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 December 1973 (USA)
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A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

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Buddy - Seven-Up
Victor Arnold ...
Barilli - Seven-Up
Jerry Leon ...
Mingo - Seven-Up
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Ansel - Seven-Up
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Vito Lucia
Larry Haines ...
Max Kalish
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Moon
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Bo
Lou Polan ...
Carmine Coltello
Matt Russo ...
Festa
Joe Spinell ...
Toredano
Robert Burr ...
Lt. Hanes
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Inspector Gilson
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Bobby
Ed Jordan ...
Bruno
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New York City cops wage a war against assorted hoods and criminals after one of their own is brutally killed by a hoodlum. Seven-Ups refers to the minimum jail time each of the crooks will have to spend if they are caught. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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What the regular cops can't do, they can! See more »

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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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A-7: Apospasma eidikis draseos  »

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Trivia

The end to the car chase, where the Pontiac Ventura driven by Roy Scheider's character drives into the back of a semi-trailer, was the idea of stunt driver William "Bill" Hickman. It is an 'homage' to the death of Jayne Mansfield, peeling off its roof like a tin of sardines. Bill Hickman was also the stunt driver of the Charger in "Bullitt". See more »

Goofs

At around 1min and 30sec into the car chase scene, Buddy and the two criminals pass a large, red white and blue sign that says "BF Goodrich CAR CARE CENTER" bathed in bright sunlight. Roughly 10 seconds later, they pass the same sign, now darkened in the shade. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Manucci: [looking at the river] You believe we used to swim in that shit?
Vito Lucia the Undertaker: Ehhh, nobody cares anymore.
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Spoofs Bullitt (1968) See more »

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Tough, gritty and taut
10 July 2004 | by (Coastal Florida) – See all my reviews

One of my favorites. As a child, growing up in the NY Metro area in the late 60s and early 70s, I was often afforded the opportunity to visit NYC with my grandfather or father, as they conducted business there. The gritty, bustling, human, reality of that city, particularly in winter, have stayed with me.

This film very aptly captures the stark, cold, matter-of-fact feel of the NYC winter season, while keenly exposing the underbelly of the region's infamous underworld of crime and policing. A great snapshot of a place and a time and a culture.

And the car chase is simply amazing. At least on par with the one in "Bullitt", and surpassing the chase in "The French Connection". I can watch, time and again, as the suspension comes unstuck on that Plymouth Fury police cruiser barreling toward the GW Bridge in pursuit, as it lurches into that sharp right curve, bouncing and scraping into oncoming traffic. The stunt driving coordinator for that scene did "Bullitt" and "The French Connection" as well as many other noatable movie chases. Good acting, too, and a decent plot line. The musical score is edgy and compelling, and the cinematography and direction are top notch. A great, if underrated 1970s cop drama. A keeper. Not out on DVD yet, though.

Comparable in style and content to: The French Connection and Super Fly. Early 1970's cop dramas set in the bleak NYC winter months.


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