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Number One with a Bullet (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller, Crime  |  27 February 1987 (USA)
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A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of corruption and criminal activity that leads right back to their own police department.

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Det. Barzak
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Det. Hazeltine
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Teresa Barzak
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Capt. Ferris
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Mrs. Barzak
Bobby Di Cicco ...
Malcolm
Ray Girardin ...
Lt. Kaminski
Barry Sattels ...
DeCosta
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Casey (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Bobby Sweet (as Jonathan Gries)
Richard Minchenberg ...
Lepidus
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Pogue
LaGena Hart ...
Blonde
Alex Rebar ...
Boudreau
Artie Ripp ...
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After a string of bad luck with their undercover operations, a duo of narcotics cops realizes that there must be a mole in their department, and their suspicion falls on their own captain, who never gives them a break. Nick, the hothead who's still in love with his ex-wife, is determined to prove that a local respected businessman is the head of the organization. But his pragmatic & debonair partner, Frank, agrees with the entire rest of the police force: Nick is crazy. After a forced vacation, they go a little beyond the law to bust the crime boss & find the mole. Written by Steve83

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Action | Thriller | Crime

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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Alvos Humanos  »

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$410,952 (USA)
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Trivia

James Belsuhi was originally cast as Detective Nicholas Barzak. Belushi even worked on the screenplay, but other commitments got in the way and he was replaced by Robert Carradine. Belushi received a "screenplay by" on the film. See more »

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DeCosta's legs are obviously spread to allow Nick a place to stand, and Nick's footprints are visible in the comforter from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Det. Barzak: [Nick has talked his way into his old house, where his ex-wife still lives] Where's my walleye?
Teresa Barzak: What?
Det. Barzak: [Pointing to an empty shelf] My walleye?
Teresa Barzak: I... threw it back.
Det. Barzak: You threw out my walleye? That was the biggest walleye caught in Bay Lake, Minnesota. That was a record!
Teresa Barzak: Then why didn't you take it to YOUR place.
Det. Barzak: 'Cause I'm not settled in yet.
Teresa Barzak: Oh, geez, Nick. It's only been TWO YEARS!
Det. Barzak: Yeah, well: I'm slow to adjust to psychological upheaval.
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Referenced in Night Court: Guess Who's Listening to Dinner? (1991) See more »

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Very average-poor, but personal classic
25 April 2003 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this is a horribly by the numbers, worthless and forgetable film, but in my circle of friends it has developed a cult classic status. This is due to a friend giving me repeated copies of it as gifts as a long running joke. This caused me and some other friends to make our own sequel to it, Number 2 With a Bullet, to give to him on his birthday. After showing our film to some more friends we then made another, Number 3 With a Bullet. We even plan to make another in the next month. These are crudely made pieces but are highly entertaining nonetheless (more so than the original it has to be said).

I hope that one day the makers of this poor buddy movie discover the legacy they have created (just as long as they don't sue).


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