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Hickey & Boggs (1972)

Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.

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Robert Culp

Writer:

Walter Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Cosby ... Al Hickey
Robert Culp ... Frank Boggs
Ta-Ronce Allen Ta-Ronce Allen ... Nyona's Daughter
Rosalind Cash ... Nyona
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Lawyer
Nancy Howard Nancy Howard ... Apartment Manager's Wife
Bernard Nedell ... Used Car Salesman
Isabel Sanford ... Nyona's Mother
Sheila Sullivan Sheila Sullivan ... Edith Boggs
Carmencristina Moreno Carmencristina Moreno ... Mary Jane (as Carmen)
Jason Culp ... Mary Jane's Son
Ron Henriquez Ron Henriquez ... Quemando: Florist
Louis Moreno Louis Moreno ... Quemando: Prisoner
Caryn Sanchez Caryn Sanchez ... Mary Jane's Daughter
Robert Mandan ... Mr. Brill
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Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.

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They hold their forty-four magnums with two hands and keep firing until they hit something ... anything. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hickey i Boggs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Guarantors See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The football game Hickey & Boggs attend took place on 26 September,1971, between the L.A. Rams and the Atlanta Falcons, at the Coliseum. The game ended in a 20-20 tie (this was before the NFL introduced sudden-death overtime, to break most ties). The baseball game the pair attend took place several weeks before the football game; 18 August, at Dodger Stadium. The Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-2.. See more »

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Hickey and Boggs have to sneak into the football game disguised as ushers because the game is sold out yet there are quite a few empty seats, including entire rows, during the game. Sold out doesn't mean full seats just tickets sold. Companies buy blocks of tickets and don't always use them plus individuals might buy a ticket but don't make it to the game. See more »

Quotes

Al Hickey: [following the final shootout] Nobody came.
Frank Boggs: Nobody cares.
Al Hickey: Thanks.
Frank Boggs: Anytime.
Al Hickey: It's still not about anything.
Frank Boggs: Yeah, I know, you told me.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Tango & Cash (2019) See more »

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Hickey & Boggs
Written and Performed by George Edwards
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Not your father's "I, Spy" team.
23 December 2006 | by revtg1-2See all my reviews

The guys from I, Spy are back and "it" hits the fan. Hickey and Boggs are two long in the tooth private investigators on their last legs, physically and financially. They get a case that seems like a good deal to make a few bucks. Then they uncover some things that the really, really bad guys do not want uncovered. The more the bad guys try to get them off the case the harder they press. Then one of their families is murdered as a warning and they go methodically ballistic. Now they are looking not for information but for some people to kill. Also featured is Bill Hickman, one of Hollywood's most sought after stunt drivers and the driver of the black Charger in "Bullitt." You never saw Bill Cosby portray a quiet family man turned into a methodical, cold blooded killer. Don't miss a chance to see it.


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