A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »
The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »
Retired Chicago Detective Robert Malone is asked by the city to come out of retirement and assist on a new case of murders and rapes with the same M.O. as the notorious motorcycle gang he shut down years ago.
Cities across the US have been looking toward New York and its aggressive, 'preemptive' policing - which features the controversial stop and frisk program - as a panacea for their own law ... See full summary »
A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »
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>
The film was made and released about a year after its best-seller source book "The Super Cops: The True Story of the Cops called Batman and Robin" by L.H. Whittemore had been first published in 1973. See more »
The volume of dust on Greenberg and Hantz in the building being demolished varies wildly from shot to shot. See more »
21 Precinct? That's our precinct. When did you start working here?
Well, to tell you the truth, we started working here tomorrow.
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Director Gordon Parks' excellent buddy-cop corruption comedy, with a cast of great genre and character actors - this seems most often compared to Serpico, Dirty Harry and The French Connection from what little I could find on it. But really, it bears more resemblance to The New Centurions and earlier blaxploitation classics in terms of comic tone, racial politics and groovy yet tough protagonists. Curiously, there is a brief but enjoyable gunfight and chase through a building under demolition, making me involuntarily compare scenes and buddy mechanics with Starrett's The Gravy Train of the same year.
Funny that it concerns a couple of unconventional cops nicknamed Batman and Robin, given that the screenwriter worked on the '60s series. Also, the presence of bulldog-eyed genre fave Pat Hingle, who would go on to repeatedly play Commissioner Gordon.
Frazier has great inter-racial sexual tension with the also funny Leibman, and her scream session suggests that she could have had a terrific career in horror. Maybe now that this is getting screened at the New Bev in L.A. by Edgar Wright, one hopes that we could eventually see it surface from MGM for an HD broadcast.
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