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Coogan's Bluff (1968)

Arizona Deputy Sheriff Coogan (Clint Eastwood) is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Herman Miller (screenplay), Dean Riesner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Coogan
Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. McElroy
Susan Clark ... Julie Roth
Tisha Sterling ... Linny Raven
Don Stroud ... James Ringerman
Betty Field ... Ellen Ringerman
Tom Tully ... Sheriff McCrea
Melodie Johnson ... Millie
James Edwards ... Sgt. Jackson
Rudy Diaz ... Running Bear
David Doyle ... Pushie (as David F. Doyle)
Louis Zorich ... Taxi Driver
Meg Myles ... Big Red
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Fowler
Seymour Cassel ... Young Hood
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Storyline

Arizona Deputy Sheriff Coogan (Clint Eastwood) is sent to New York City to collect James Ringerman (Don Stroud), a prisoner who escaped from custody in Arizona. Everyone in New York City assumes Coogan is from Texas, much to his annoyance. To add to Coogan's problems, the prisoner is in Bellevue after taking a trip on LSD while In custody, so he decides to cut a few corners. In the process, the prisoner escapes, steals Coogan's gun, and Coogan is ordered home. Too proud to return home empty-handed, Coogan sets out into the big city to track down and recapture his prisoner. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Prisoner On the Loose, A Cop Over the Edge. This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Them. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Coogan's Bluff See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,110,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,110,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Roth (Susan Clark) appears to be humming the final verse of "Gloomy Sunday" while making dinner. See more »

Goofs

Lampposts: The movie is set in New York yet shows side street lighting usually found in San Francisco. By 1967, half of New York had replaced street lighting with new aluminum poles, and those that had not been replaced would have seen the more common 'bishops crook' masts or 'long arm' poles. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. McElroy, NYPD: My regards to Texa... um... Arizona.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1994 when the film was granted an '15' certificate for home video. See more »


Soundtracks

Everybody
Lyrics by Wally Holmes
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by The Pigeon-Toed Orange Peels
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A good, exciting action picture that mixes the western and the city crime drama.
27 September 2000 | by TgrainSee all my reviews

The film borrows from the older city crime dramas adding a new twist, Eastwood's character, a police lieutenant from Arizona who will use any means to apprehend his prey. This film, shot on a relativley tight budget in New York City, captures the dark side of New York City in the late 60's, amidst the "free love" atmosphere. Particularly notable are the sharp fight sequences, the amazing sequence at the "Pidgeon Toed Orange Peel" dance club, and the chase sequence at the Cloisters. This film inspired the "Dirty Harry" series, and also paved the way for cowboy in the big city flicks such as "Midnight Cowboy" (and there are a few interesting resemblances). An overall exciting picture that should keep your interest.


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