IMDb > The Super Cops (1974)
The Super Cops
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Super Cops (1974) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
6.6/10   603 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for The Super Cops on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
11 October 1974 (West Germany) See more »
Impossible ? Incredible ? Amazing ? Not for the super cops. See more »
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". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
(6 articles)
David Selby Relocates from Collinsport to Gotham City
 (From Comicmix. 19 September 2012, 1:57 PM, PDT)

DVD: DVD: The Super Cops
 (From The AV Club. 27 September 2011, 10:00 PM, PDT)

/Film La: Edgar Wright Programs The New Beverly January 14-31
 (From Slash Film. 3 January 2011, 6:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
One of the best See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ron Leibman ... David Greenberg

David Selby ... Robert Hantz

Sheila Frazier ... Sara (as Sheila E. Frazier)

Pat Hingle ... Insp. Novick

Dan Frazer ... Police Capt. Irving Krasna

Joseph Sirola ... 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
Arthur French ... Victor
Tamu Blackwell ... Girl (as Tamu)
Hector Troy ... Angel

Charles White ... Old Sarge
Ralph Strait ... Instructor
Joseph P. McCartney ... Sports Instructor
Pat Corley ... Captain Bush
Albert Henderson ... Captain Arbow

Barton Heyman ... Police Lt. Stratton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Barth ... Detroit Hitman / Driver (uncredited)
Don Billett ... Patrolman Carter Price (uncredited)
Rudy Bond ... Policeman (uncredited)

Sam Coppola ... Detective (uncredited)
Barry Corbin ... Onlooker on Ladder (uncredited)
James Dukas ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Louis Guss ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Earle Hyman ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Tony Lip ... Detroit Hitman (uncredited)

Stephen Macht ... Detective Finley (uncredited)
Patrick V. Murphy ... Himself (NYPD Commissioner) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lee Steele ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Steve Vignari ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Parks 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. 
L.H. Whittemore  book

Produced by
William Belasco .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina  (as Dick Kratina)
Film Editing by
Moe Howard  (as Harry Howard)
Art Direction by
Stephen Hendrickson 
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
Makeup Department
Martin Bell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robert J. Koster .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Baker .... first assistant director
Joseph B. Wallenstein .... second assistant director
Art Department
Hal Bock .... head carpenter
Sound Department
G. Lee-Scott .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Special Effects by
Tony Parmelee .... special effects
Giorgio Ubaldi .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera
Warren Rothenberger .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
David Bretherton .... consulting editor
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Mayuto Correa .... musician (uncredited)
Other crew
David Greenberg .... technical advisor
Robert Hantz .... technical advisor

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | UK:AA (1977) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The film is notable for seeing the daring duo of the two "Super Cops" use ropes and grappling hooks to scale a building and leap onto criminal villains just like Batman and Robin would do hence their nick-names of Batman and Robin.See more »
Continuity: The volume of dust on Greenberg and Hantz in the building being demolished varies wildly from shot to shot.See more »
Detective:21 Precinct? That's our precinct. When did you start working here?
David Greenberg:Well, to tell you the truth, we started working here tomorrow.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007)See more »
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 1 August 2007
Author: CryptoGuy from United States

I read the book and saw the movie. Both excellent. The movie is diamond among coals during this era. Liebman and Selby dominate the screen and communicate the intensity of their characters without flaw. This film should have made them stars. Shame on the studio for not putting everything they had behind this film. It could have easily been a franchise. Release on DVD is a must and a worthy remake would revive this film. Look for it in your TV guide and if you see it listed, no matter how late, watch it. You won't be disappointed. Do yourself another favor - read the book (same title). It'll blow you away. Times have changed dramatically since those days, or at least we like to think they have.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (16 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Serpico Death Wish The Pope of Greenwich Village Simple Men King of New York
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.