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Freebie and the Bean (1974)

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Freebie and Bean, two San Francisco police detectives, have one goal in life: to bring down Red Meyers, a local hijacking boss. After many fruitless months they finally collect an important... See full summary »

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Cast

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Meyers' Wife
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Red Meyers
Mike Kellin ...
Lt. Rosen
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Whitey
Linda Marsh ...
Freebie's Girl
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Chauffeur
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D.A.
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Bean's Wife
Christopher Morley ...
Transvestite
Bruce Mackey ...
Floorwalker
Monty Stickles ...
Texas Brawler
Charles Bail ...
Cadillac Salesman (as Chuck Bail)
Eddy Donno ...
Bag Man (as Eddie Donno)
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Storyline

Freebie and Bean, two San Francisco police detectives, have one goal in life: to bring down Red Meyers, a local hijacking boss. After many fruitless months they finally collect an important piece of evidence. However, before they can get an arrest warrant, they hear the news of the hitman being hired to kill Meyers. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Above all... It's a love story.

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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25 December 1974 (USA)  »

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Der Superschnüffler  »

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When Freebie and the Bean lose the head-on collision battle with the van, their crumbling Ford then makes a right turn down a wrong way street, and collapses on the right-hand side of the street. In the next shot, the car is way on the left and even next to another car which wasn't there previously. See more »

Quotes

Freebie: Hi, Fred. We got a little accident. Could you send a tow truck, please, to 618 Elm Street? Hold it. It's the, uh, third floor, apartment 304.
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When You Need Someone
Music by Bobby Hart, Dominic Frontiere, Danny Janssen
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Don't take it so seriously!
29 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

OMG. I can't believe all the chuckleheads banging on about un-pc this and too much violence that. It's a stupid 70's comedy and one of the five best from the 70's - Slapshot, Uptown Saturday Night and Animal House being three others.

You get one choice of your own to add!

I just watched it again today and still enjoyed it as much as when I first saw it in the 70's. Basically it takes the formula for chase gags straight the era of Buster Keaton as such and updates them to the 70's.

I'm still trying to figure out how some people claim that Arkin is a stiff and has no chemistry with Cann. The only better pairing from that period for comedy has been Cosby and Poitier.

I'm also running All In The Family (another celebration of un-PCness) and again, it's dated but I see very few people with the guts to put out that kind of comedy today.


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