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Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
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Willie
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Sgt. Marty Wellborn
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Capt. Woofer
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Herman Sinclair
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Griswold Veals
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Lorna Dillman
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Weasel
Billy Kerr ...
Ferret
William S. Taylor ...
Hand
Dusty Morean ...
Phipps
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Jill
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Farrell
Dixie Seatle ...
Amazing Grace
Dale Wilson ...
Lloyd / Bozeman
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Al Mackey and Marty are homicide cops in Hollywood and hot on the trail of the murderer of a movie mogul that was moonlighting by making child porno pictures. Willie is one of several suspects with motive, opportunity and the evil means to carry out this act. A medal should be in order instead of being arrested. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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HOLLYWOOD. Where little children are dying . . . to be stars. See more »

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18 November 1984 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Highly Entertaining
26 May 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

James Garner and John Lithgow shine in this classic as detective sergeants Mackey and Wellborn. I thoroughly enjoyed Garner's character's reaction as a staid old-fashioned sort of cop interacting with extremely sexually liberated Willie played by Margot Kidder. Stuart Margolin's direction gives this film a sort of "Rockford Files" feel. The ending is sad and predictable with Wellborn's (Lithgow) inability to depersonalize the crimes he investigates. But there are some entertaining moments like in Colleen Dewhurst's great scene in which her character, Lorna Dillman, proves herself incapable of the crime. Simply priceless.

If you like Garner and Lithgow, you'll love this one!


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