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After the way his novel was adapted for its film version The Choirboys, novelist Joseph Wambaugh decided to take more control of his literary works, having a much larger influence on the production of this movie and its predecessor adaptation The Onion Field (1979). Joseph Wambaugh was credited sole screenwriter on both films. See more »
IMO, this is one of the most underrated films ever. I love most of Joseph Wambaugh's cop stories and this one was sheer delight. From the opening scenes, when the drunken Robert Foxworth is shown swaying back and forth at a religious ceremony, until Harry Dean Stanton ends up in a Mexican hospital with his genitalia mutilated by a Doberman Pinscher, it's just one long belly laugh after another. The only jarring note in this otherwise splendid comedy is Foxworth's mental flashbacks to murdered children. I think this is one of the few movies I've seen where the screen version of a story surpasses the original book.
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