MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 255 this week

The Choirboys (1977)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  23 December 1977 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 1,042 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 
a list of 4452 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 453 titles
created 02 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Choirboys" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Choirboys (1977)

The Choirboys (1977) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Choirboys.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon
Hustle (1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne
Certificate: GP Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It is during the great depression in the US, and the land is full of people who are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
The Big Knife (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri
Drama | War | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1941 an American journalist in Greece is given a secret list of collaborators. He is helped by the Greek resistance as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the end of the Second World War six German ex-soldiers return to Berlin and set up as a bomb disposal group. The pressure of the dangerous work starts to affect them, the more so as they... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Jeff Chandler, Martine Carol
Edit

Cast

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
...
Scuzzi
Susan Batson ...
Sabrina
Cheryl Smith ...
Tammy
Claire Brennen ...
Carolina Moon
Gene Chronopoulos ...
Card player
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't look for these guys in church.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bande de flics  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A number of the names of characters were changed from the source novel for this filmed adaptation: Sam Niles to Sam Lyles (Don Stroud), Calvin Potts to Calvin Motts (Louis Gossett Jr.), Father Willie Wright to 'Father' Sartino (Chuck Sacci) and Dean Pratt became Dean Proust (Randy Quaid). See more »

Quotes

Harold Bloomguard: Greetings and Hallucinations, Sergeant Yanoff.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's too stupid to be satirical--and too offensive to be funny
16 June 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Joseph Wambaugh disowned this film-adaptation of his bestseller about department low-lifes within the Los Angeles police force, but the experience probably shamed him anyway--and anyone who gets through the picture will feel shame for him. Half-assed mixture of smut-minded hijinks and 'sobering' cop drama is so sloppily constructed I am amazed director Robert Aldrich didn't remove his name as well. Aldrich, once a filmmaker of merit, seems to have nothing on his agenda here except earning a paycheck (ditto cinematographer Joseph Biroc, who does some of the gloppiest, ugliest work I have ever seen in a major movie). The mostly-male cast members continually smirk and leer throughout (it's difficult to distinguish the characters' loutish behavior from the actual actors themselves--everyone comes off looking pathetic). The low-point of the movie comes when snarling cop Tim McIntire (in a career-ending turn) is hand-cuffed to a tree without his pants and is spotted by a mincing homosexual. McIntire threatens to tear out the guy's liver and break his spleen if he comes near him. Everyone on screen is doubled over with laughter, but the viewer is the butt of the joke. * from ****


11 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wambaugh disgust with the project sniffintheglove
choirboys should have been a mini series neilbounce63
A (seemingly) contrary view m-knell
Discuss The Choirboys (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?