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Hustle (1975)

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Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things ... See full summary »

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Marty Hollinger
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Sgt. Louis Belgrave
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Paula Hollinger
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Leo Sellers
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Santoro
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Herbie Dalitz
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Albino
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Jerry Bellamy
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Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father launches his own investigation. Written by Kristian Krokfoss <krokus@online.no>

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She's the call girl. He's the cop. They both take their jobs seriously.


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25 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Burt Reynolds received top / first billing on this movie, Catherine Deneuve received second billing. See more »

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Lt. Phil Gaines: Don't you know where you live, Marty? Can't you smell the bananas? You know what country you live in? You live in Guatamala with color television.
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So Rare
Lyric by Jack Sharpe
Music by Jerry Herst
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Good hard-edged cop movie, with a jaundiced view of America
8 January 2001 | by (Adrift in the Roaring Forties, Oz) – See all my reviews

Nope, the movie with that amazing stunt mentioned above is "Stick", not "Hustle". "Hustle" is a nice little film, though - a fairly predictable TV cop movie plot, lifted well above the ordinary by some intelligent well-written dialogue and a nice, world-weary performance by Burt Reynolds (honest!).

Around the same time, the director also made "Ulzana's Raid" and "Twilight's Last Gleaming", both of which are deeply critical of the Establishment. True to form, in "Hustle", Reynolds' cynical detective takes some savage swipes at American society. Best line - "Can't you smell the bananas? We're living in f*cking Guatemala. With colour televisions." (The screenwriter also wrote "Save The Tiger" - with a very similar moral).

Well worth watching on late-night telly - NOT worth watching for Catherine Deneuve, who's remarkably wooden in English.


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