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Freebie and the Bean (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  25 December 1974 (USA)
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San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Executive producer Floyd Mutrux sold the original script for Freebie and the Bean to Warner Brothers for almost $200,000. See more »

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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A very clever buddy-buddy cop movie that focuses on the interaction between two individuals more than it does the actual story line.
1 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A fairly atypical off the wall love-hate relationship between two cops as they try to bring down a tongue-in-cheek bad guy. The story centres around the wacky verbal and non-verbal relationship between Alan Arkin and James Caan more than it does the fairly week plot. This is the whole point of the movie - the story line is in fact incidental! The scene where Freebie steals Bean's gun is a classic example of this, as is the button ripping scene earlier in the film. To add to the drama Bean thinks his wife is having an affair and Freebie offers advice...terrific stuff. Perhaps those of you who gave it a poor review should find the time to watch it again - a little more closely - and savour the unique banter between these two excellent actors.


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