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The Super Cops (1974)

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The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Greenberg
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Robert Hantz
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Sara (as Sheila E. Frazier)
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Insp. Novick
Dan Frazer ...
Police Capt. Irving Krasna
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Police Lt. O'Shaughnessy
Arny Freeman ...
Judge Benny Kellner
Bernard Kates ...
Heller
Alex Colon ...
Carlos
Charles Turner ...
Joe Hayes
Ralph Wilcox ...
John Hayes
Al Fann ...
Frank Hayes
David Greenberg ...
Det. Basoff (as Dave Greeberg)
Robert Hantz ...
Det. Neel
Norman Bush ...
Billy
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Storyline

Dave and Rob, fresh from the Police Academy, enrage their captain because they want to do more than controlling the traffic. As penalty they are sent to Brooklyn. However they don't give up, but develop their own methods to fight against dealers, criminals and corrupt colleagues. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Impossible ? Incredible ? Amazing ? Not for the super cops. See more »


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11 October 1974 (West Germany)  »

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2 supercolt a Brooklyn  »

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The real-life super cops of David Greenberg and Robert Hantz, of whom this movie is based, made 660 arrests in four years in the crime-plagued Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City. See more »

Goofs

The volume of dust on Greenberg and Hantz in the building being demolished varies wildly from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

David Greenberg: Sir? Hantz and me we made all kinds of collars on our own time and all we got so far is called crooks and treated like we got leprosy. A polite question is what the fuck kind of police force is this?
Captain Bush: It is a big organization, that's what kind. Like General Motors. Like the Army. It has its own system of doing things. It may be lunatic. Who knows, who cares. But if you are bucking that system your are in TROUBLE!
Robert Hantz: Even if we aim to improve it?
Captain Bush: HmmmBoy... You belong in the New York Police ...
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Referenced in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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A Classic
7 February 2001 | by (5) – See all my reviews

This film has slipped through the cracks of film history. It is by far much better than some other New York films of the same era such as: "The French Connection" or "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3". There is a gritty reality to this film which also manages to effectively use humor to further the plot line. It's engaging from start to finish and hasn't tarnished with age as is the case with the above two examples.

Ron Liebman turns in a bravura performance as "Batman" and it's a shame his career didn't take off as a result of this project.

Gordon Parks directs and, coming as it does after "Shaft", it at first appears to be a strange choice. Yet it is the flip side of that earlier effort and approached with just as much in your face machismo.

Unfortunately this film has not been made available on either DVD or VHS in the United States. United Artists really has a gem on their hands and it's a shame they're not doing anything with it.


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