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Number One with a Bullet (1987)

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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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Alvos Humanos  »

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$410,952 (USA)
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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

Bobby Sweet: [the 2 cops are leading him to an abandoned construction site] Hey, what is this, man?
Det. Barzak: Riding around with you all night kinda stunk up our car, pal.
Det. Hazeltine: We need a little fresh air. Someplace quiet.
Det. Barzak: Yeah, someplace you can scream.
Bobby Sweet: Oh, that's funny!
Det. Barzak: [All 3 are climbing the stairs of an empty building under construction] Some people told us you like to talk when you get high. Are we high enough yet, Bobby?
Bobby Sweet: I don't know. I swear, I don't know.
Det. Hazeltine: Ah, he'll never make a good lawyer, Nick. He can't lie for ...
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Referenced in Night Court: Guess Who's Listening to Dinner? (1991) See more »

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Canyon Blues
Words and Music by Martin J. Bram
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Nuthin' I like better than a good 'MOM' joke.
9 July 2006 | by (Memphis, TN, USA) – See all my reviews

No one will ever say this was a "great film", but it's still got plenty of redeeming qualities that place it far above most of the tripe Hollywierd is pumping out these days. An endless stream of subtle but hilarious one-liners ("Man, I was just on the toilet thinking' about you. Ain't life a bitch?" and "I guess he shoulda froze." "Well, it's not like we didn't tell him."), scene setups that have been copied to death for their comic potential (like the drying-out scene), and the cliché but still fresh presentation of a classic buddy-movie. Even the annoying characters (like Mom) are somehow entertaining in their own way. It doesn't surprise me that this title is conspicuously absent from rental shelves, but I, for one, will be glad when it's finally available on DVD.

PS I still find myself quoting this movie at least once a week: "No, thanks. I'm on a low-mucous diet." :-D


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