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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ta-Ronce Allen ...
Nyona's Daughter
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Nyona
Lou Frizzell ...
Lawyer
Nancy Howard ...
Apartment Manager's Wife
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Used Car Salesman
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Nyona's Mother
Sheila Sullivan ...
Edith Boggs
Carmencristina Moreno ...
Mary Jane (as Carmen)
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Mary Jane's Son
Ron Henriquez ...
Quemando: Florist
Louis Moreno ...
Quemando: Prisoner
Caryn Sanchez ...
Mary Jane's Daughter
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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

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4 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinamit kardesler  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first and only (through date May 2015) feature film role for Ta-Ronce Allen, who portrays Nyona's Daughter. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) In the office scene where Boggs keeps drinking, he sets the bottle on the file cabinet with the label facing away and half full, then when he goes to pick it up again the label is facing forwards and the bottle is three/quarter full. 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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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) See more »

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Hickey & Boggs
Written and Performed by George Edwards
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Good film... terribly underrated
12 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Despite the setting of Southern California and daytime set pieces, this is a very dark film, and presages much of Walter Hill's later work. A good cast, including the great Bill Hickman (a world class stunt driver and distinctive screen presence), it was probably marketed poorly. Movie-goers were led to believe that this "reunion" of TV's popular I SPY co-stars was going to somehow harken back to that glib and serendipitous collaboration.

Best line o'the film: after a protracted shoot-out with two sets of adversaries in Los Angeles' famed Coliseum, in which few bullets found their marks, Culp, while reloading his long-barreled S&W .357 Magnum, mutters: "I gotta get a bigger gun."


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