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The Big Score (1983)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  25 November 1983 (USA)
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A narcotics detective lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer.

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Chicago police detective Frank Hooks, played by Fred Williamson, busts a drug dealer named Goldie. Goldie gets out on bail, then Frank gets a tip that a $100 million deal is going down. Frank and his partners (ably played by John Saxon and Richard Roundtree) stake the deal out, and break it up, but Goldie escapes with the money. After chasing the criminal on foot, Frank shoots Goldie dead. None of the police can locate the money. Goldie's boss Mayfield suspects that Frank has stolen the money for himself. Meanwhile, Frank is suspended from the police force pending an internal affairs investigation. Mayfield sends two gangsters to find out who snitched about the drug deal, and to which cop. Their informant names Frank Hooks. After Mayfield threatens Frank and his nightclub singer girlfriend (played by Nancy Wilson), the girlfriend's cat turns up dead. The criminals demand the return of their money, and stipulate a time and place for its return. After Frank rounds up some help in the ... Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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Detective Hooks is out to shake up the Mob and the whole damn Police Force.

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25 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is now the second movie I've seen this year from Fred Willamson that sucked. The first was ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO back in April. While all of these movies are action oriented, the problem is there's no budget, which makes viewing these films a cheap thrill. Here in the cast we get John Saxon, Richard Roundtree, Ed Lauter, Bruce Glover and Joe Spinell, yet the whole affair feels like it was shot on a home video recorder. With a solid cast like that, you keep telling yourself, if only they had a bigger budget, then things would've really been rocking. But there are other flaws that hamper this movie besides the cheap budget. The dialogue. Throughout the entire movie, there are instances where it makes no sense. For example, when Williamson is suspended by the Chicago PD Internal Affairs division because the narcs never recovered a million dollars after a drug bust, Ed Lauter tells him to hand in his gun, but not his badge. And to top things off, Roundtree disappears midway through the movie never to be heard from again. There are so many other instances like this that bog the whole film down, you're better off just watching a re-run of HILL STREET BLUES. On a lighter note, there are a couple times during the film when we get to see real life musicians, like Ramsey Lewis and a soul group whose dressed in white suits with red bow ties that might be the Mac Band. Jay Chattaway's score is once again above par.

Score, 3 out of 10 Stars


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