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The Choirboys (1977)

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
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'Father' Sartino
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Sam Lyles
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Harold Bloomguard
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Scuzzi
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Sabrina
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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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From the Outrageous Best-Seller ... The Wildest, Toughest, Funniest Cops ... Ever See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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23 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Die Chorknaben  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

When Sgt. Yanov reads roll call at the beginning of the movie, he calls out 16 names, but their are 26 men in the room. See more »

Quotes

Harold Bloomguard: Greetings and Hallucinations, Sergeant Yanoff.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

I've Got a Crush on You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyric by Ira Gershwin
Published by New World/Harms
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I loved the book and the movie, sorry.
28 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seems like we're supposed to hate this one but I loved it, I'm sorry but there you go.

Maybe it was because it came out at the time when punk had just happened. To me the book & the movie were such a break from the usual stereotypical pro-authority nonsense we were being regularly served up at the time (and sadly we seem to have gotten back to these days).

Naturally the book was, by far, the better experience (a genuine 'laugh out loud' read to be highly recommended) but nevertheless I found both hilarious and a long overdue reality check on the forelock tugging blind belief in benevolent and always virtuous 'authority' (something which applies well outsides of the confines of any Police unit too).

I think it's a real pity we seem to have lost that very healthy irreverence & scepticism and are today saddled with way too much haughty hard-faced tedium and an expectation that we blindly trust authority figures.


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