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Mitchell (1975)

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
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Chief Albert Pallin
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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)
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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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10 September 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Byens staeste purk  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Don Baker and Martin Balsam would later appear in Cape Fear (1991). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Greta: He lays me then busts me.
Mitchell: Well, she asked me to.
Desk Sergeant: What, lay her or bust her?
Mitchell: Both!
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Mitchell
Written by Larry Brown, Jerry Styner & Steve Hoffman
Performed by Hoyt Axton
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In Defense Of Mitchell
14 May 2003 | by (The Bumble's Cave) – See all my reviews

Ok, like most people, I was introduced to "Mitchell" via the comedy genius of Mystery Science Theater. It's one of my favorite episodes of the Joel era. However, I have recently seen the original un-MSTied verison of "Mitchell" and I can saw, it's really not all that bad. It's not good mind you, but it's no "Manos". The problem is they squeezed about an hour's worth of material into a 97 minute movie. And let's not forget, Mitchell is supposed to be unlikable. He's an anti-hero, something not often seen in American movies. Joe Don Baker did a decent job in this given the limitations of the material.


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