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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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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not cool slick heroes, they're worn, tough men and that's why they're so dangerous. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The football game that Hickey & Boggs attend is the September 26, 1971, meeting between the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons, held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. That game ended in a 20-20 tie (in those days before sudden-death overtime was introduced by the NFL, to break most ties). The baseball game that the pair subsequently attend actually took place several weeks before the football game - on August 18, 1971 - at Dodger Stadium, at Chavez Ravine, in Los Angeles. The Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-2, that Wednesday evening. See more »

Goofs

During the final gun battle, the title characters take cover behind two cars, a Firebird and a Rolls, which get shot up. The bullet holes visible in the latter don't look like the popular perception of 'clean' round bullet holes in metal, but splintered like wood or GRP (glassfibre). See more »

Quotes

Al Hickey: It's not about anything.
Frank Boggs: Yeah it is, it's about four hundred grand.
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Connections

Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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