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

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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)
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Rudy Moran
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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 cop with a gun, a drink, and no friends. See more »

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Crime | Action | Drama

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10 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Byens staeste purk  »

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Final theatrical film of Merlin Olsen. See more »

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The Cadillac that Mitchell picks up the old lady in is a 1975 model. When he later blows the car up, it turns into a 1967 model. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: Hey, did you ever do any of that, you know, obscene photographs and all that?
Greta: Mmm hmm. When I needed the bread.
Mitchell: Where can I buy some?
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Mitchell
Written by Larry Brown, Jerry Styner & Steve Hoffman
Performed by Hoyt Axton
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Novel Concept
15 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

While this film is undeniably bad, one can't help but respect the filmmakers for trying something new. Movie cops are usually strong, resourceful, quick-thinking and quick-acting. They don't usually play by the rules, but they get the job done. They're usually played by attractive, young, popular actors that people like, and usually get the classiest ladies. Now, take a look at MITCHELL. MITCHELL stars Joe Don Baker as Mitchell, a cop who fits none of the above, "cookie-cutter" prerequisite stereotypes. Mitchell is fat. Mitchell is sloppy. He's an alcoholic. His apartment is filthy and littered with porn. The only woman he can get is a prostitute, and he treats her like a lowly dog. Mitchell is stupid. He's incompetant. The only way he gets any crimes solved is purely by accident, and because the villains in the movie overestimate him. Joe Don Baker is not a hot young actor. He's not popular and he's not good looking. So, kudos to the filmmakers! Way to break down barriers.


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