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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
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Sgt. Aloysius Mackey:
I hang out in this bar with all the other Hollywood cops. Okay, so the Glitter Dome isn't a bar; it's a pig pen. And Hollywood isn't a city; it's a land filled with broken dreams. Nothing is what it seems. Y'think this is a cop story; it's not. It's a story about survival - mine.
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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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