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The Police Connection (1973)

The Mad Bomber (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1973 (USA)
Los Angeles detectives Minelli and Blake must track down a serial rapist who may know the identity of a mentally disturbed bomber.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

Bert I. Gordon (screenplay), Marc Behm (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Edwards ... Lieutenant Geronimo Minneli
Chuck Connors ... William Dorn
Neville Brand ... George Fromley
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Inspector Blake
Christina Hart ... Fromley's Victim
Faith Quabius Faith Quabius ... Martha
Ilona Wilson Ilona Wilson ... Mrs. Fromley
Nancy Honnold Nancy Honnold ... Anne Dorn
Ted Gehring ... Police Chief Marc C. Forester
Jeff Burton ... Sgt. Gribble
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Miss Roman
Paula Mitchell Paula Mitchell ... Shelly the Stripper
Cynthia MacAdams Cynthia MacAdams ... Mrs. Dorn (as Cynthia McAdams)
Brett Hadley Brett Hadley ... Vice Squad Officer
Royce D. Applegate ... Man in Car (as Roy Applegate)
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Storyline

William Dorn decides to get back at all the people he blames for the overdose death of his daughter and the break up of his marriage, so he decides to go on a bombing spree. His first target is his daughter's old high school, which he all but destroys. His next target is the mental hospital where his daughter was when she died and his final target is the feminist organization his ex-wife was a member of. However, during his attack on the hospital there are two people who witness this action, a creepy rapist named George Fromley and his victim, a young mute girl. When police detective Geronimo Minelli is assigned to the case he must find Fromley not only to keep him from striking again, but to keep him alive before the Dorn makes him his next victim. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Taglines:

THE MAD BOMBER - He's blowing up the town piece by piece. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Police Connection See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

College Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Also released under the title The Mad Bomber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[man throws cup on sidewalk]
William Dorn: You just littered the street.
Pedestrian on sidewalk: But it was empty.
William Dorn: Well, I want you to go back and pick up your trash.
Pedestrian on sidewalk: What?
William Dorn: I said I want you to go back and pick it up.
Pedestrian on sidewalk: Like hell I will.
William Dorn: It's people like you that make our world filthy my friend. You're a pig! Did you hear what I said? Tell me.
Pedestrian on sidewalk: It's people like me that make our world filthy, I'm a pig.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Current (2005) DVD releases have all nudity and much of the violence cut See more »


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Reaching Out
by Dan Yordan
Vocal by Nancy Honnold
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A Bert Gordon Film Without a B.I.G. Monster
20 June 2005 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is probably the only decent film that Bert I. Gordon ever did in his career. The story film is full of tension as we see the protagonist, Geronimo Minelli, not only hunting down the bomber, but he must also try to save the life of the creepy rapist who witnessed his second bombing. Vince Edwards does a pretty good job playing Minelli and Chuck Connors is good as Dorn, the title bomber. Connors really shows how much he really wants to get back at the people he feels has wronged him, and goes about his "work" with such cold, unemotional efficiency. However, Neville Brand steals the film as the rapist. Brand showed why he was one of the more popular villains in film with his disturbing performance. Its a shame that this picture isn't shown on television anymore.


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