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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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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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Writer Joseph Wambaugh was a Californian policeman for fourteen years before at the age of 30 he began to write novels about the police force. See more »

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Harold Bloomguard: Greetings and Hallucinations, Sergeant Yanoff.
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I've Got a Crush on You
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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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