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 overview, first billed only:
David Greenberg
Robert Hantz
Sara (as Sheila E. Frazier)
Insp. Novick
Dan Frazer ...
Police Capt. Irving Krasna
Police Lt. O'Shaughnessy
Arny Freeman ...
Judge Benny Kellner
Bernard Kates ...
Alex Colon ...
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 ...


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 <>

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The true story of the two cops called Batman and Robin See more »


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Release Date:

11 October 1974 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

2 supercolt a Brooklyn  »

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1.85 : 1
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The picture was shot on location in Brooklyn, New York which was the actual place where policemen David Greenberg and Robert Hantz operated as the super cops. See more »


Pat Hingle's character is identified as "Inspector Novick" yet he wears 4 stars on his uniform. In the NYPD 4-stars would indicate the Chief of the Department. A NYPD inspector wears a gold eagle similar to an Army colonel's. See more »


Robert Hantz: How legal is this?
David Greenberg: Legal? Offhand,I'd rate it somewhere between murder and kissing a cocker spaniel.
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Referenced in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »


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Excellent Buddy-cop Corruption Comedy
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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