This film is about the adventures of a 1940's special anti-gangster police squad in Los Angeles, the infamous 'Hat Squad.' The four members of this squad are big, tough, no-nonsense cops who don't hesitate to break the law, if it suits their purposes. When a local woman is murdered, their investigation turns up the fact that she had been romantically linked to several prominent men and had secret films taken of her liaisons. Since one of those men is the powerful U.S. Army General at the head of the then-new Atomic Energy Commission and another is the (married) leader of the Hat Squad, complications ensue. The FBI even gets involved in an attempted cover-up. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
This isn't America, this is Los Angeles
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During the fight in the plane, two gunshots are heard before anyone draws a gun. Later, two muzzle flashes are visible (including the one that punctures the cockpit), but no sound effects accompany them. See more
How come you got a hot dog in your mouth while you're threading the projector? Why do you eat while you're working? Why do you eat all the time?
It's all psychological, Max. I eat so I don't think about food.
Oh... So you eat so you don't think about food.
I don't want to butt into your business, but this psychiatrist, the guy you're going to, I think he's in worse shape than you are.
Referenced in Open Water
Written by Frank Foster
Performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra
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