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The Blue Knight (1973)

Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (novel), E. Jack Neuman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... Bumper Morgan
Lee Remick ... Cassie Walters
Joe Santos ... Sergeant Cruz Segovia
Sam Elliott ... Detective Charlie Bronski
Eileen Brennan ... Glenda
Vic Tayback ... Neil Grogan
Anne Archer ... Laila
Lucille Benson ... Elmira Gooch
Ja'net DuBois ... Celia Louise
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... Harold Wagner
Jamie Farr ... Yasser Hafiz
David Moody David Moody ... Marvin Haywood
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy
Richard Collier
Kenneth Wolger Kenneth Wolger
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Storyline

Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caballero de azul See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Rudy Garcia: Don't you cops ever believe anybody?
Bumper Morgan: We keep trying
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Alternate Versions

Originally a six hour movie. Later edited into two hour format. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Blue Knight: Pilot (1975) See more »

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This is vintage Holden, a tour de force!
12 July 2002 | by michbenmacukSee all my reviews

The film has a gritty realism. Holden gives, I think one of his best performances. Lee Remick is wonderful as the love intrest. You'll be surprised to see a very young Sam Elliot in the role of the rookie cop.


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