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The Stoolie (1972)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  November 1972 (USA)
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Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of... See full summary »

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Roger Pitman
Josip Elic ...
1st Hijacker
Reid Cruickshanks ...
2nd Hijacker
Dan Frazer ...
Police Sgt. Alex Brogan
Leonard Yorr ...
Maxie (as Leonard York)
Dick Carballo ...
Marco Ruiz (as Richard Carballo)
Babette New ...
Sylvia
Mary McKennedy ...
Pool Hall Girl
Sean Walsh ...
Truck Driver (as Sean Walch)
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Lattimore
Ronnie Mellen ...
Hertz Girl
Marcia Knight ...
Limousine 'Lady' (as Marcie Knight)
Jack Nagle ...
Doral Desk Clerk (as Jack Nagel)
Sonnie Sands ...
Doral Bell Hop (as Sonny Sands)
Lee Steele ...
Weehawken Police Chief
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Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of the money and seek the good life in Miama Beach. Hr falls in love with secretary Shelia Morrison (Marcia Jean Kurtz), and finds that Brogan is on his trail. And, yes the film had two directors, one of which was also one of the three photographers on the film. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"THE STOOLIE" IS A TRUE STORY. John G. Avildsen, director of "Save the Tiger" and "Joe", has made a new tender-touching film about a stool pigeon - and his fight to earn respectability.

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Take the money and run
21 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dated black comedy has Jackie Mason the perennial loser who's manipulated by detectives to conspire in the capture of his brother, a shady character involved in criminal activity. Mason pulls a swifty on the detective coercing him and takes off with a bundle of cash and an unmarked police car. He soon ditches the vehicle and tries to hire another, but typically, is declined. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, and little incentive or direction, he takes a limousine to the most expensive hotel by the sea, checks into the executive suite and quickly sets about enjoying his one and only stroke of luck - but hard luck has a habit of hanging around and it's not long before both he and his new romantic interlude discover that their stolen cash is tainted and the owners are in pursuit.

Mason cuts a depressing figure, shunned by every woman (with one exception) he attempts to hit on, and with zero prospects - heck, you can certainly sympathise with his motives. The movie itself is based around situational comedy, occasional slapstick and some melancholy moments designed to stir the emotions. I found Mason's character hopelessly pathetic and in every sense of the word, a stool pigeon - unnoticed and barely tolerated, until everybody wants him for the wrong reasons.

Thayer David (later to co-star in director Avildsen's "Rocky") and Marcia Knight playing the blonde who snubs Mason in the limousine, are perhaps the only other recognisable faces in a cast of unknowns, although that didn't dampen the appeal. A rare, insightful drama-cum-comedy, probably difficult to source, but worth a look.


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