The movie during the late 1970s was originally designed as a vehicle for Clint Eastwood
as the cop and Richard Pryor
as the con. Around this time, Eastwood wanted to play a criminal and turned down the film and went and starred as a convict in Escape from Alcatraz
(1979). The picture then went into turnaround for a time and didn't go back into development for another couple of years. See more
[In Chinatown, Jack and Reggie start arguing
This sucks! A maniac gets ahold of my gun and runs all over the streets killin' people with it. So, instead of bein' where I oughta be, home in bed with my gal givin' her the high hard one, I'm out here doin' THIS shit: roamin' around the streets with an overdressed, charcoal-colored loser like you.
Look, man, if you don't like it, why don't you just leave? I can take care of Ganz by myself, all right?
Heh, don't make me laugh. You can't take care of...