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Busting (1974)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  13 April 1974 (Norway)
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LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss. While higher ups in the police department want the cop duo to just ... See full summary »

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Vice Detective Michael Keneely
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Vice Detective Patrick Farrel
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Carl Rizzo
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Stephen
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Marvin
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Rizzo's Bouncer
Ivor Francis ...
Judge Fred R. Simpson
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Mr. Weldman
Logan Ramsey ...
Dr. Berman
Richard X. Slattery ...
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Margo Winkler ...
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John Lawrence ...
Sergeant Kenefick
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Rizzo's Connection
Cornelia Sharpe ...
Jackie Faraday
Erin O'Reilly ...
Doris
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LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss. While higher ups in the police department want the cop duo to just focus on nabbing petty criminals, the team does so while still going after LA kingpin Rizzo. Various fist fights, chases, shootouts and other carnage occur as the two cops go after Rizzo's crime syndicate. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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In the courtroom scene of Jackie the hooker's preliminary hearing, the Judge's name on his desk nameplate is "Hon. Fred R. Simpson" . This is also the name of the film's First Assistant Director. See more »

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Huge Black Man: [while beating Keneely with brass knuckles] Hello, Keneely. You know what, Keneely? I gotta message for you, from my friend. He says: Shazam! That's all; Shazam. Can you dig it?
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"You guys disgust me!"
2 July 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Elliott Gould and Robert Blake are a surprisingly affable team in this blood-spattered crime-flick written and directed by Peter Hyams, which stays loose and shaggy and doesn't wrap itself up too much in seriousness or pretensions (until the finale). Two Los Angeles vice cops, tired of seeing their prize busts going unrewarded by a police commissioner who is on the take from a sleazy crime czar, use their down-time to shake up the kingpin, whom they are sure is about to pull off a major drug exchange. The leads are a lot of fun, particularly Gould, and Hyams keeps the camera moving-moving-moving until you feel convinced he must have his cinematographer strapped to the back of a motorcycle. There are the usual cheap shots, titillation asides, a blatantly moronic judge, and the proverbial exasperated sergeant who keeps saying things like, "My ass will be in a sling!" Hyams is really tough on Los Angeles, and one might come away from the picture asking: if the police force were so corrupt, wouldn't that be a bigger story than the one we're getting? Still, the combination of good performances, an interesting script, a goofy undermining, and a down-and-dirty scenario makes the movie a rowdy ride with exciting sequences. **1/2 from ****


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