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The Choirboys (1977)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  23 December 1977 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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Spermwhale Whalen
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Calvin Motts
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Baxter Slate
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Francis Tanaguchi
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Spencer Van Moot
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Roscoe Rules
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Dean Proust
Chuck Sacci ...
'Father' Sartino
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Sam Lyles
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Harold Bloomguard
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Scuzzi
Susan Batson ...
Sabrina
Cheryl Smith ...
Tammy
Claire Brennen ...
Carolina Moon
Gene Chronopoulos ...
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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.

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Don't look for these guys in church.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

23 December 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bande de flics  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Novelist Joseph Wambaugh disowned, disavowed and de-credited himself from this filmed adaptation of his book 'The Choirboys'. Wambaugh was so incensed with the adaptation of his book, considering it to be such a poor adaption, that he sued the production and was successful in having his name removed from the film's credits. See more »

Quotes

Harold Bloomguard: Greetings and Hallucinations, Sergeant Yanoff.
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I've Got a Crush on You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyric by Ira Gershwin
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To each his own
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again I am forced to defend a decent movie. I saw this movie when it came out, I was in college. I thought it was very funny and was a blend of comedy and drama that was above most of the other fair at that time. I saw it again recently and while it had perhaps lost a little of its luster I thought it was still pretty funny. Of course, if you don't like anyone saying politically incorrect things (even if that person is presented as a total moron) then you might be too "delicate" to appreciate the humor.

Tim McIntyre was hilarious as Roscoe Rules and there was a young Randy Quaid, and James Woods as well. Charles Durning is effective in this film and far from hating the ending, I thought it was not "Upbeat" but rather merely stopped the movie from being a total downer.


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