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The Black Marble (1980)

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A romantic comedy which explores the pressures on police officers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. A.M. Valnikov
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Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman
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Philo Skinner
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Madeline Whitfield
John Hancock ...
Clarence Cromwell
Raleigh Bond ...
Captain 'Hipless' Hooker
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Pattie Mae
Pat Corley ...
Itchy Mitch
Paul Henry Itkin ...
Det. Bullets Bambarella
Richard Dix ...
Alex Valnikov
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Dr. Rivera
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Mavis Skinner
Doris Belack ...
Harried Woman
Dallas Alinder ...
Chester Biggs
Elizabeth Farley ...
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Pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmermann is paired with Valnikov, a romantic detective of Russian origin who is going through a midlife crisis. They fall in love while solving the case of the kidnapping of a socialite's pet dog. Written by EST <cimas@sinfo.net>

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JOSEPH WAMBAUGH'S DONE IT AGAIN. But he has never done it like this. See more »

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Crime | Romance | Comedy | Drama

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19 March 1981 (Australia)  »

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Alle bliver sorteper  »

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Second of two screen adaptations for director Harold Becker from a novel by Joseph Wambaugh. The first had been The Onion Field (1979) the previous year. See more »

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References Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979) See more »

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A lot of Fun....
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have this movie on VHS and haven't watched it in quite awhile, but I wanted to leave a quick comment. I found this movie to be quite funny and to be appreciated for the great performances by Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss and Harry Dean Stanton. It's a quirky movie to be sure but full of small moments of laughter and sadness. It has just the right pace although some might find it a little slow at moments. If you enjoy a movie that relies on good acting and not special effects, this could be just the movie for scrunching up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and relaxing. Also the surprise appearance by a young James Woods supplies just the right amount of comic relief....Enjoy!


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