MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 216 this week

Hustle (1975)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 1,113 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 22 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 10 Dec 2010
 
a list of 42 titles
created 07 Jul 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hustle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hustle (1975)

Hustle (1975) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hustle.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in the 1920s Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the 1948 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne
The Choirboys (1977)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Western story about a defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb
Impasse I (1969)
Certificate: M Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Adventurers search for World War II gold in the Philippines.

Director: Richard Benedict
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis, Lyle Bettger
Fuzz (1972)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jack Weston
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It is during the great depression in the US, and the land is full of people who are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman
Lucky Lady (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Marty Hollinger
...
Sgt. Louis Belgrave
...
Paula Hollinger
...
Leo Sellers
...
Santoro
...
Peggy Summers
...
Herbie Dalitz
...
Bus Driver
Colleen Brennan ...
Gloria Hollinger (as Sharon Kelly)
Chuck Hayward ...
Morgue Attendant
David Estridge ...
Albino
Peter Brandon ...
Minister
...
Jerry Bellamy
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All the Other Angels  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Englund:  The Freddy Krueger star as a Holdup Man. This was Englund's third film. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Features Moby Dick (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterday When I Was Young
by Charles Aznavour
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of Barclay Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Yesterday When I Was Young"
22 January 2008 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds plays Phil Gaines, a middle-aged California cop plagued by a midlife crisis. His wife is seeing someone else, and he's in love with Nicole (lovely Catherine Deneuve), a prostitute. His job as cop entails endless frustrations not only with criminals but also with victim relatives, two of whom are Marty Hollinger (Ben Johnson) and Marty's wife Paula (Eileen Brennan), whose daughter was found dead on the beach. And the case is Phil's to investigate.

Some viewers will object to the film's admittedly slow pace. And the film does have a problem, but I don't think it's the pace. I think the problem here is that the script doesn't give us enough reason to care about Phil Gaines and his life as a cop. That he dates a prostitute does not help. There's also insufficient back-story about him. Except for his love life, we really don't get to know him very well, certainly not well enough to foreshadow the film's implausible double climax.

Perhaps the script's biggest flaw, however, is its lack of focus. Too much screen time is given to the Marty Hollinger character and his silly efforts to solve the case of his daughter's death, on his own. Whose story is this: Phil Gaines' or Marty Hollinger's?

But "Hustle" is not a bad movie, really it isn't. The casting and acting are fine. I thought Eileen Brennan especially gave a memorable performance. The film's production design is good. And color cinematography is terrific. I really liked those outdoor scenes on the deck where Phil and Nicole chat about life and love, with "Yesterday When I Was Young" playing in the background. Such scenes convey a melancholy, nostalgic mood, consistent with Phil's midlife crisis.

Although the screenplay is flawed, "Hustle" is still worth watching at least once, for the underlying character study of a cop in midlife crisis, for the fine acting, and for the film's excellent cinematography and production values.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Deneuve was a lousy hooker Sibyla01
Discuss Hustle (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?