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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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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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Goofs

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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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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When You Need Someone
Music by Bobby Hart, Dominic Frontiere, Danny Janssen
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Off-beat, maybe offensive, very funny
29 April 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a classic! You don't see films like this anymore. Everything is too "Hollywood" now. But in 1974 this was still acceptable humour. Yes, it would be offensive to some, but just for a change it gets my thumbs up.

James Caan and Alan Arkin work well together as oddball cops and I can only say bring it out on DVD!


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