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31 July 1975 (Netherlands) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Carroll and Ernest are a Fine Tandem See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Carroll O'Connor ... Willie

Ernest Borgnine ... Cy

Ann Wedgeworth ... Sally
Anita Dangler ... Irene
Leslie Ackerman ... Karen

Karen Black ... Gloria
Jack Kehoe ... Elliott

David Spielberg ... Bobby

Joseph Ragno ... Peter (as Joe Ragno)
Pat Corley ... Ken
J. Frank Lucas ... Flasher
Edward Grover ... Capt. Malloy (as Ed Grover)
Pepper Wormser ... Yablonsky

Lionel Pina ... Chico

Gary Springer ... F.U. Kid
Jay Fletcher ... Jogger
William Richert ... Desk Sergeant
Jack Stamberger ... Morris
Ed Madsen ... Frank
Adam Lessuck ... Eddie
Sydney Sheriff ... Ralph

Allan Arbus ... Dr. Richter
Teodorina Bello ... Chico's Mother
Peter Lago ... Chico's Father

Rita Gam ... Woman in Cab
Michael Medwin ... Man in Cab
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cassandra Danz ... Tenant Protestor
Raymond Martino ... Willie Bongo (uncredited)

Directed by
Ivan Passer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Harris Fishman 
Ivan Passer 
William Richert 

Produced by
Michael Medwin .... executive producer
William Richert .... producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
Albert Finney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti  (as Andy Badale)
Al Elias 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz 
Film Editing by
Anthony Potenza 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
Don Phillips 
Art Direction by
Gene Rudolf 
Set Decoration by
Paul Vogt 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Haralla .... assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director
Walter Skotchdopole .... assistant director
Art Department
Bruno Robotti .... charge scenic artist
Sound Department
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Di Pasquale .... first assistant camera
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor (as Andy Badale)
Angelo Badalamenti .... music arranger (as Andy Badale)
Jean-Jacques Perrey .... electronic music effects

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101 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »


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Carroll and Ernest are a Fine Tandem, 24 January 2010
Author: (Greatornot) from United States

Basically this was a film about a couple of blue collar NYC guys that are fed up with their city. They are great friends and organize an auxiliary police force. Getting caught up in this venture, they take this way too seriously and like to believe they are real cops. Gradually , they become out of control. This film had some of the funniest moments but out of nowhere, reality would hit. I liked the film and felt it was a very creative effort. Some wonderful scenes featuring Karen Black , in what may have been her best performance, as an over the top hairdresser. You also had an actor named J. Frank Lucas as a flasher who was funny. Perhaps the best character in the film was Gary Springer billed as the F.U. Kid. I am not making this up folks. It is right here on IMDb. The couple scenes Mr. Springer participated, were worth the price of admission, back in the day. In summation, I would say this is a dramady , with more emphasis on comedy than drama. Be prepared for some harsh moments and appreciate the great comic moments, of which there are many.

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