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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
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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 are afraid to do, the "Seven-Ups" will. Without fear. Without mercy. See more »

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A-7: Apospasma eidikis draseos  »

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According to Dennis Farina on Dinner for Five, this film was the most realistic in it's depiction of cops. Farina was a cop in Chicago. See more »

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When Vito comes to see Moon he has a hatchet that he put into a pole, when Vito leaves it is down in a board. See more »

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Moon: [giving Vito a lot of cash] You'd have to cut up a shitpot full of stiffs for that kind of dough, undertaker.
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OK thriller filmed on authentic locations
22 January 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

The Seven-Ups is well-acted and has an authentic flavour thanks to the location photography, but it is by no means an exceptional film. In fact, its main drawback is that it is far too workmanlike.... it often resembles a not very interesting documentary, shot in grimy and grainy colour.

The plot is about a secret undercover police unit in New York. They uncover a plot hatched by criminals to kidnap mobsters and hold them for ransom. Effectively, what is happening is that criminals from one side of the pasture are abducting criminals from the other side of the pasture and keeping them until a hefty fee has been paid for their release.

Quite often, the police dialogue and the deliberately grimy photography echo the feel created in The French Connection, but this is a tame retread of that film. The one thing that might pull in viewers is the film's ten minute car chase sequence, which is not only the best bit of the film but one of the very best car chase scenes from any film ever made. For that alone, The Seven Ups is worth watching at least once.


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