The Choirboys (1977)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Spermwhale Whalen
Calvin Motts
Baxter Slate
Francis Tanaguchi
Spencer Van Moot
Tim McIntire ...
Roscoe Rules
Dean Proust
Chuck Sacci ...
'Father' Sartino
Sam Lyles
Harold Bloomguard
Susan Batson ...
Cheryl Smith ...
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.


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

23 December 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bande de flics  »

Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Walter McGinn played the role of Sgt. Nick Yanov, but was killed in an auto accident on March 31, 1977, after the third day of filming.He was replaced by Charles Haid. See more »


Roscoe Rules: [attempting reverse psychology on a female attempting to jump from a roof] Go ahead, Bitch. Jump!
[she jumps]
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »


I've Got a Crush on You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyric by Ira Gershwin
Published by New World/Harms
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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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