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The Seven-Ups (1973)

 -  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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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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When they're on the job, it's hard to tell the cops from the killers. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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A-7: Apospasma eidikis draseos  »

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Johnny Mandel composed a score that was rejected. It was issued, along with Don Ellis' replacement score, by Intrada Records on July 23, 2007. See more »

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When Buddy is in the barber chair, his coat collar moves from inside the barber apron to outside in various shots. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Gilson: There's something going on the boys downtown never told us about. Have you heard rumors of Mob kidnappings?
Buddy Manucci: [surprised] No. I thought it was about heavy artillery on the streets, that's all.
Lt. Jerry Hanes: Why the hell didn't you tell us? A squad from the Chief of Detectives' office is investigating stories about undercover police. Alleged police. Going around kidnapping wiseguys for ransom.
Buddy Manucci: [eyes widening] And they think it's us?
Insp. Gilson: Buddy, what would you think? What was Ansel doing with Cotello? A lot of people ...
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Crime in the 70's
21 January 2003 | by (Pacific Palisades, CA) – See all my reviews

This is not a great movie, but it evokes a time and a place, and a style that goes along with it. A gritty 70's police drama, it takes place in a New York winter of gray skies, bare trees, wet gutters, litter and graffiti, when the crooks had no cell phones, cars smelled of vinyl and exhaust fumes, and the computer was the noisy thing that printed the suspect's rap sheet on a roll of yellow paper. The acting, it must be admitted, is routine, but Roy Scheider and the rest portray an undercover squad of calm professionals to whom danger has become routine. The story manages to be interesting, punctuated by one exciting Popeye Doyle style car chase through the Sunday streets (judging by the light traffic) and up the Taconic State Parkway, and two nerve-wracking scenes in the belly of an automatic car wash. But for all the occasional bursts of violence, it's also a quiet story of a friendship that can't withstand the temptations of crime.


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