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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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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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23 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Bande de flics  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Roscoe Rules: [attempting reverse psychology on a female attempting to jump from a roof] Go ahead, Bitch. Jump!
[she jumps]
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Referenced in Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979) See more »

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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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Two movies in one.
21 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Choirboys" is essentially made of two different movies: the first half (and more) is a plotless, "Police Academy" -type (even if it was made several years earlier) comedy, and a fairly consistently UNfunny one, too. It's not that the gags aim mostly at a juvenile level (which they do); it's that they are simply not funny 90% of the time. In its second hour, the movie takes a sharp left turn toward drama, and surprisingly this part works better. But beware! There is a truly immoral finale that will annoy you if you take it seriously. (**)


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