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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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
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Claire Brennen ...
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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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23 December 1977 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Roscoe Rules: [attempting reverse psychology on a female attempting to jump from a roof] Go ahead, Bitch. Jump!
[she jumps]
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I've Got a Crush on You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyric by Ira Gershwin
Published by New World/Harms
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Definitely a cop's movie
17 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before you go on to complain about this movie, you need to realize it was filmed 30 years ago. I was 1 year old when this movie came out and I have grown up around cops.

I have very little doubt these antics used to go on but now they are left as a part of history.

How do you expect a group of guys with a high school diploma, Vietnam war service and a thankless job to behave? Have you ever gotten off work so late the bars are closed but you want to blow off some steam about the things that happened to you? Where do you go when the bars are closed? Just as Blazing Sadles could not be filmed today, I don't think you could film this movie either. I doubt society or departments approved of this behavior but I am certain a blind eye was turned. Now since the Rampart scandal, Rodney King and other incidents nobody can do this anymore.

If you want to try to understand why this movie is funny, try doing a Google search for, "Why cops hate you"


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