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Mitchell (1975)

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A sleazy, incompetent detective tries to simultaneously take down heroin dealers and a socialite who murdered a burglar.

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Cast

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James Arthur Cummings
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Walter Deaney
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Greta
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Benton
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Salvatore Mistretta
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Tony Gallano
Robert Phillips ...
Chief Albert Pallin
Buck Young ...
Det. Aldridge
Rayford Barnes ...
Det. Tyzack
Todd Bass ...
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Desk Sergeant
Lillian McBride ...
Rich Lady (as Lilyan MacBride)
Rob Narke ...
Customs Officer (as Robin Narke)
Sidney Clute ...
Rudy Moran
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Storyline

Joe Don Baker is Mitchell- a hard-nosed, soft-bellied cop with an affinity for porn and Schlitz. His latest assignment has him engaging in no-speed car chases, yelling at children, shooting innocents and sloppily carousing Linda Evans. Written by <jigen@yahoo.com>

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...a tough, single-minded cop hot in pursuit.... See more »

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Crime | Action | Drama

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10 September 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Byens staeste purk  »

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Trivia

In front of Cummings's house, Mitchell honks in a pattern, twice. This pattern is "Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck", the first line of Texas A&M's Aggie War Hymn. See more »

Goofs

Mitchell fires three shots from a double-barreled shotgun without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: Mr. Cummings! Mitchell, police department?
Cummings: Permit's not due till January, son.
Mitchell: Uh, Mr. Cummings!
Cummings: Make an appointment son, or have your chief give me a ring!
Mitchell: Mr. Cummins!
Benton: No salesmen at this entrance.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Crime Wave (1994) See more »

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Mitchell
Written by Larry Brown, Jerry Styner & Steve Hoffman
Performed by Hoyt Axton
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sort of the anti-thesis of James Bond
23 February 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Mitchell, himself, is virtually an opposite to the concept of James Bond. Mitchell is not too bright, not too swift, not very healthy, emotionally unstable and extremely unlikable. About the only thing he and Bond have in common is drinking, with Mitchell guzzling beer after beer in this movie. The plot has something to do with drug dealers and features an indifferent Martin Balsam, a retarded Merlin Olson and John Saxon who seems to have an important role but then disappears completely after a brief radio announcement in Mitchell's car. Linda Evans gets the unpleasant task of trying to make a prostitute falling in love with a cop played by Joe Don Baker plausable. She pretty much sleepwalks (or drugs herself) through the role. This movie runs on the anti-hero hero concept, as Mitchell seems pretty uncomfortable with police work. He drinks and stumbles his way through the process anyway. Even the music plays to his ineptness. Some of the action scenes are laughable while others are ok. The big problems are the confusing plot and the Mitchell character which leaves one scratching his head as to why they made that kind of a character a "hero" in the first place. Very slow moving plot as well, with lots of mindless dialogue that seems to play out as a big joke on Mitchell that he just doesn't get and is trying to figure out. A very depressing and head shaking movie.

2.8/10


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