MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,699 this week

Law and Disorder (1974)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  31 July 1975 (Netherlands)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 165 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

In the crime-ridden 70's New York, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 12 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 147 titles
created 07 May 2012
 
a list of 9974 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 175 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 7657 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Law and Disorder" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Law and Disorder (1974)

Law and Disorder (1974) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Law and Disorder.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Born to Win (1971)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A smart-mouthed junkie/loser known as J.J. (George Segal) spends his days looking for just "one more fix".

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her mother's death, Clara, a middle-aged attorney, returns home to Savannah, where she begins to realize how much she misses her roots. Clara reminisces with old friends about her ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye.

Director: Gerd Oswald
Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth... See full summary »

Director: Julio Buchs
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, George Hilton, Annabella Incontrera
Winter Kills (1979)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed the US President in 1960, in Philadelphia, but 19 years later a dying man confesses to be one of the real hit-men who killed President Kegan, sparking an investigation.

Director: William Richert
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at ... See full summary »

Director: John Trent
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Michael J. Pollard, Hollis McLaren
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.

Directors: Sergey Bodrov, Ivan Passer
Stars: Kuno Becker, Jason Scott Lee, Jay Hernandez
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A lad jousting with his tutor is kidnaped and carried to the Bastille where his head is locked in an iron mask. Jump ten years: Musketeers return from war in Morocco to find Paris starving ... See full summary »

Director: William Richert
Stars: Edward Albert, Dana Barron, Timothy Bottoms
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Willie
...
Cy
...
Sally
Anita Dangler ...
Irene
Leslie Ackerman ...
Karen
...
Gloria
Jack Kehoe ...
Elliott
...
Bobby
...
Peter (as Joe Ragno)
Pat Corley ...
Ken
J. Frank Lucas ...
Flasher
Edward Grover ...
Capt. Malloy (as Ed Grover)
Pepper Wormser ...
Yablonsky
...
Chico
...
F.U. Kid
Edit

Storyline

In the crime-ridden 70's New York, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1975 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Grand Street  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Cy: I believe this area has degenerated into the biggest cesspool for perverts, creeps, thieves, junkies, sexual deviants, and all unwashed freaks in the city of New York!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good NYC film
25 November 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Having not seen this film for over 20 years, and remembering how great it was as a kid seeing it on cable, I was very happy (and surprised!) to see it released on DVD and picked it up immediately. I discovered it was a lot funnier when I was a kid, although making up for that was watching two great stars like Carroll and Ernest, as well as all the NYC locations, as I've always been a fan of NYC films, my hometown.

One interesting thing is, this being a motion picture, Carroll O'Connor is upstaged in every scene by movie star Ernest Borgnine. And not that Carroll is bad, not at all, he's actually decent, and the two actors make a good pair with some good chemistry (a re-pairing in a future film would have been great even!). But on the silver screen Carroll doesn't have the immense presence he has on the tube as Archie Bunker, and Ernest is clearly the "leader" here.

The two head an auxiliary police force to battle the crime in their neighborhood. It's obvious a pre-Rudy Giuliani New York City, NYC being quite legendary in the 70's for it's high crime and smut. NYC isn't cast in the best light, but then again, in 1974 it just wasn't in the best light yet. (Thanks Rudy for all you've done!) Like "Cooley High," it's a bit odd to see such a downbeat ending in a comedy, but it's still a good viewing.

If you like NYC films, and want to see two old pros do their thing and take the young'uns to school, "Law and Disorder" is a good DVD buy, before it goes out of print.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
great film jswirb
Discuss Law and Disorder (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?