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Mitchell -- Mitchell (Baker) tough, hard-nosed cop who single-mindedly pursues a pair of drug dealers, who he hopes will lead him to the headquarters of a large crime syndicate in Los Angeles that he wishes to destroy.  The pursuit leads to car chases, shoot-outs, action, and violence. A well directed actioner.


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Release Date:
10 September 1975 (USA) See more »
Murder...Cops...and Corruption See more »
A sleazy, incompetent detective tries to simultaneously take down heroin dealers and a socialite who murdered a burglar. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Joe Don Baker ... Mitchell

Martin Balsam ... James Arthur Cummings

John Saxon ... Walter Deaney

Linda Evans ... Greta

Merlin Olsen ... Benton

Morgan Paull ... Salvatore Mistretta

Harold J. Stone ... Tony Gallano
Robert Phillips ... Chief Albert Pallin
Buck Young ... Det. Aldridge
Rayford Barnes ... Det. Tyzack
Todd Bass ... Child

Jerry Hardin ... Desk Sergeant
Lillian McBride ... Rich Lady (as Lilyan MacBride)
Rob Narke ... Customs Officer (as Robin Narke)
Sidney Clute ... Rudy Moran
Duffy Hambleton ... Edmondo Bocca
Carole Estes ... Prudence Lang
Vicky Peters ... Helena Jackman
John Ashby ... Burglar
John Ashby ... Burglar
Bill Sullivan ... Don Townsend

Jim B. Smith ... Sgt. O'Hagen

Charles Glover ... Officer Danziger
Charles A. Tamburro ... Helicopter Pilot (as Charles Tamburro)
Gary Combs ... Helicopter Officer (as Gary M. Combs)
Stan Stone ... Sergeant
Tom Lawrence ... Bel Air Patrolman
Alan Gibbs ... Mustang Hood
Dick Ziker ... Alley Hood #1
Phil Altman ... Alley Hood #2
Bob Orrison ... Mistretta Hood #1
Gary McLarty ... Mistretta Hood #2
Paul Nuckles ... Mistretta Hood #3

Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
Writing credits
Ian Kennedy Martin (written by)

Produced by
R. Ben Efraim .... producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Nick Morrison .... associate producer (as H.T. Morrison Jr.)
Original Music by
Larry Brown 
Jerry Styner 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr.  (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack 
Set Decoration by
Fred Price 
Costume Design by
Dave Grayson 
Production Management
Maurie M. Suess .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Brand .... second assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer .... assistant director
Art Department
Marty Wunderlich .... property master
Sound Department
George Fredrick .... sound editor
Herman Lewis .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Hutchison .... chief electrician
Tom May .... key grip
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Steve Gore .... post-production assistant (as Steven Gore)
Music Department
Steve Hoffman .... composer: song "Mitchell"
Other crew
Elizabeth Atkinson .... production secretary
Don Enright .... assistant to producer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Michael Preece .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kill Mr. Mitchell" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 (theatrical rating) (cut) (1984) | Norway:16 (video) (1983) | Norway:(Banned) (1976-1984) (cinema release) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Throughout the final chase, the helicopter's altitude is inconsistent in its relation to the boat. This causes problems with actions (like the buoy hitting the side of the boat etc.).See more »
Cummings:The coffee is cold and you are a lousy butler.
Benton:I am not a lousy butler.
Cummings:You are a lousy butler.
Benton:I am not.
Cummings:I say you are a lousy butler, the coffee is cold.
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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Seeing this on MST3K does not count as seeing the movie, 11 February 2005
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

How many people who laugh at this film have actually seen it complete? I don't think very many since this film was used as one of the funniest episodes of Mystery Science 3000. But even I have to admit that when you remove a third or more of a movie its very easy to make fun of it.

Thats a shame because as exploitation films from the 1970's go this one is one of the best. No it won't win an award but its unrepentant trash with sexist remarks and dopey action. Joe Don Baker was never a great actor but he could turn in a good exploitation performance before becoming simply a cartoon character.

If you're in the mood for a good mindless action film give this a try. Its better than you think and certainly better that being near the bottom of a worst film of all time list.

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