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Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

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Richard A. Colla

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Evan Hunter (novel) (as Ed McBain), Evan Hunter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Det. Steve Carella
Jack Weston ... Det. Meyer Meyer
Tom Skerritt ... Det. Bert Kling
Raquel Welch ... Det. Eileen McHenry
James McEachin ... Det. Arthur Brown
Steve Ihnat ... Det. Andy Parker
Dan Frazer ... Lt. Byrnes
Bert Remsen ... Sgt. Murchison
Stewart Moss ... Det. Hal Willis
H. Benny Markowitz H. Benny Markowitz ... Patrolman Levine
James Victor ... Patrolman Gomez
Royce D. Applegate ... Patrolman Cramer (as Roy Applegate)
Tom Lawrence ... Patrolman Crosby
Norman Burton ... Police Commissioner Nelson
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Patrolman Marshall
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Storyline

Detectives Steve Carella, Meyer Meyer, and Bert Kling are part of the 87th Precinct's team investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man. While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria katadioxi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Burt Reynolds almost suffered serious burns to his face, whilst doing his own stunt. During a scene in which he is set on fire, out of control flames whipped up his asbestos lined coat sleeve, around his neck, and along the back of his head. This cut made it into the movie. See more »

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Detective: What do you mean they're putting garbage in your car?
Man with Garbage: Every morning garbage in the front seat. You know, coffee grounds, potato peels and moldy fruit. It just gets such a mess when it gets on the floor and, you know, walking around with it slipping on your heels. It's disgusting; old chewed up bones like they had a dog or something. And one day it looked as though somebody had blown their nose in pieces of old toilet paper and wet cigarette butts and things like that. It's really disgusting, ...
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I'll Be Seeing You
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Reynolds and Skerritt Both Shine Here
12 August 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every Burt Reynolds movie in his filmography in order, I come to 'Fuzz'

My usual Plot In A Paragraph is a bit tricky, as there are several plots, which all take place at the same time, which is probably more realistic than most cop movies, because things are always happening at the same time in a police station. Let's see.

Plot In A Paragraph: A gang of bombers led by a mysterious man known only as "The Deaf Man" (Yul Brynner) is blowing up city officials as part of an extortion plot. Some punk kids are setting drunken bums on fire and a rapist is loose in the park.

I really enjoyed this movie Reynolds shares great chemistry with Tom Skerrit and Jack Weston, and Yul Brynner and Raquel Welch were both good too!! It had some funny scenes and rather than good police work, the cops stumble on the solution by sheer coincidence (which makes a refreshing change)

The nicest scene in the movie is a touching moment between Reynolds and his deaf wife in the hospital, as Reynolds attempts to play down his serious injuries!!


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