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Across 110th Street (1972)

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Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Adu ... Black Assistant
Frank Arno ... Detective Rizzo
Joseph Attles ... Mr. Jessup (as Joe Attles)
... Jim Harris
Ed Bernard ... Joe Logart
Tina Beyer ... Black Whore
Gerry Black ... Patrolman
Samual Blue Jr. ... Dr. Christmas
Norman Bush ... Bartender
Anthony C. Cannon ... Sal (as Anthony Cannon)
Maria Carey ... Maria
Anthony Charnota ... Frank
Dick Crockett ... Patrolman
Keith Davis ... Cab Driver
... Patrolman (as George Di Cenzo)
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Storyline

In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police? Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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If you steal $300,000 from the mob, it's not robbery. It's suicide.


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23 March 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

110-Ban machi kôsaten  »

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Gross USA:

$10,000,000, 31 December 1973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,000,000, 31 December 1973
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas turned down the role of Capt. Frank Mattelli, leading Anthony Quinn--the film's executive producer--to star in the part himself. See more »

Goofs

About 18 minutes into the movie, a cameraman can clearly be seen in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Jim Harris: Look at me, huh. Look at me! You're looking at a 42 year old ex-con nigga with no schooling, no trade, and a medical problem! Now who the hell would want me for anything but washing cars or swinging a pick? You gotta get your mind out of that white woman's dream!
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Referenced in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) See more »

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Hang On In There
Written by Bobby Womack
Performed by Bobby Womack
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Whether or not you call it blaxploitation this is one of the toughest and most powerful crime movies of the early 1970s.
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Whether you regard 'Across 110th Street' as a genuine blaxploitation movie or not (I don't) there's no denying it's one of the toughest and most powerful crime movies of the early 1970s, easily as good as the better known 'Serpico' or 'Dirty Harry'. Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto both give excellent performances as the NYC cops who have different approaches to trying to bring to justice some petty crooks who have ripped off the Mob. I was also impressed by Tony Franciosa who I knew from his later work in Argento's 'Tenebre'. I love that movie but always thought Franciosa was its weak point. In this movie he is one of the strengths. Paul Benjamin is also very good as one of the thieves. In fact, this movie is full of great acting, a tough and realistic script, taut direction from Barry Shear (who also made the 60s exploitation classic 'Wild In The Streets'), and a wonderful theme song from Bobby Womack, later recycled by Quentin Tarantino for 'Jackie Brown'. Highly recommended.


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