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Number One with a Bullet (1987)

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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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27 February 1987 (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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When Nick and Frank pull up to ATC, the red Corvette is parked diagonally beside the blue car. But when Frank gets out, it's parked straight. See more »

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Casey: [Three loud knocks are heard on an apartment door. The apartment walls are stacked with electronics boxes] Who is it?
Det. Barzak: [Muffled voice heard through locked door] What's happening, man? Some brothers downtown said you got VCRs for sale.
Casey: Get outta here, man! You got the wrong house! I'm a lawyer!
Det. Barzak: I got cash, motherfucker! I need twenty of 'em!
Casey: Whoooooo!
[Casey begins to unlock the door, realizes who it is, tries to re-lock it, and Nick breaks it down]
Casey: Hey. I was just on the toilet thinking 'bout yall,...
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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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"NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET"... more bang for the buck.
30 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have an enjoyable buddy cop film, fresh from the buddy cop hey-day of the mid '80's. Robert Carradine plays Nick Berzak (dubbed "Berzerk" by the perps who know him best), a rough and tough cop who always seems to be down on his luck. His partner, Hazeltine (played by the original "Ladies Man", Billy Dee Williams), is the one who keeps him in line. A perfect combination of good cop, bad cop.

They're hot on the trail, with their gut instinct that the local mayor, DeCosta, is behind some elaborate drug smuggling connection. Naturally, no one else on the police force believes either one of them, and it becomes clear throughout that there is a "rat" among them, who may be in on the scheme.

Like I said, I found this enjoyable. It's merely a "paint-by-numbers" action film, that is salvaged by the likeable charms of Carradine and Williams, with a good supporting cast headed by Peter Graves and Valerie Bertinelli. If you are a fan of the Cannon Group and their "canon" of '80's action flicks, you should enjoy this.

Story by Gail Morgan Hickman, who also wrote the Cannon/Charles Bronson films, "MURPHY'S LAW" and "DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN". The script recieved a polish by James Belushi, to whom this film was initially intended as a starring vehicle.

* For added fun, one could develop a drinking game based on every time Carradine spouts the name "DeCosta".


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