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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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Interesting but Slow Pathos Masquerading As Comedy
29 March 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Jackie Mason plays the title role, but don't look for his shtick because you won't find it here. His performance is more reminiscent of Dom DeLuise in Fatso. He's a down-on-his-luck nebbish who finds himself in a real jam due thanks to his brother, another loser who wants to be a player. The brother is nervously played to perfection by Don (aka Dan) Frazer, later of Kojak fame. Once Mason's love interest joins the proceedings, the movie seems to lose its initial momentum, and forgets about Frazer until its slapdash ending. The girl is quirky and neurotic enough for a movie of her own. Altogether, this is worth seeing as a time capsule of early Jackie Mason, and a marvelous performance by Don Frazer -- but has few other charms.


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