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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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IN HANDCUFFS OR A PAPER BAG, He doesn't care how he brings them in! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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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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The Mad Bomber is an okay thriller by Bert I. Gordon
12 January 2007 | by tavmSee all my reviews

I've just seen on Google Video what-according to the other comments I've read-was the edited version of The Mad Bomber. Chuck Connors plays the title character who's trying to avenge his daughter's death from a drug overdose on the city of Los Angeles. Vince Edwards is the cop trying to stop him. And Neville Brand is the rapist who witnesses Connors at the mental hospital he sneaks into. Supposedly there were actual scenes of nudity, graphic rape, even more intense explosions. What I saw seemed sufficient. While there are some slow spots such as Brand's having to identify Connors through various face recreations with Edwards in the police headquarters, there is enough tension to keep things going. Writer, producer, director Bert I. Gordon does seem a bit heavy-handed in his approach and many of the minor characters are mostly stick figures for plot contrivances. Still, fairly good performances by Connors, Edwards, and Brand. Update:6/23/13-I just watched on YouTube one of the cut scenes from this movie, a scene when the Brand character is watching film of a nude woman doing flirty poses that he gets off on. The rating stays.


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