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Cops and Robbers (1973)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 17 August 1973 (USA)
Two disillusioned New York City policemen plan a ten million dollar robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

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Aram Avakian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Gorman ... Tom
Joseph Bologna ... Joe
Charlene Dallas ... Secretary
James Ferguson James Ferguson ... Liquor Store Clerk
Frances Foster Frances Foster ... Bleeding Lady
Gayle Gorman Gayle Gorman ... Tom's Wife
Walt Gorney ... Wino
George Harris II George Harris II ... Harry
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Ms. Wells
Randy Jurgensen ... Randy
Martin Kove ... Ambulance Attendant
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Rich Lady
Lucy Martin Lucy Martin ... Joe's Wife
Arthur Pierce Arthur Pierce ... Ambulance Attendant
Nino Ruggeri Nino Ruggeri ... Mr. Joe
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Storyline

Tom and Joe are disillusioned New York City cops who decide to pull off one big robbery and retire on the proceeds. Bearer bonds are what the local Mafia boss will buy, so that's what they go for. Central Park is the location for the switch. Can they come out of it with their lives and the money ? Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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They make $ 215.39 a week as Cops, and $10,000,000 in one day as Robbers. HOW DID THEY GET AWAY WITH IT? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entimotatoi kleftes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a long shot of traffic there is a truck emblazoned with the Bohack logo. Bohack was a supermarket in the 70s and it featured prominently in many other Donald Westlake novels involving John Dortmunder whose girlfriend, May, worked there. See more »

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Featured in Mugshot: An Interview with Joe Bologna (2015) See more »

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Sleep, Dream a Dream
Words by Chilton Ryan and Buddy Butler
Music by Michel Legrand
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Two likable characters and a great supporting cast ..........
30 January 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The story is a simple one, two of New York's finest decide to get rich by robbing ten million in bearer bonds, and then fencing them through the mafia. I didn't laugh once during this supposed caper comedy. I did however enjoy the film, and especially liked the supporting cast. The late Dolph Sweet and J.P. Ryan are standouts. The photography is another plus, with long engaging shots of New York City. The robbery itself is well done, but the exchange of the goods with Ryan's men in Central Park stretches believability to the limit. The ending seems quite abrupt, and while happiness reigns, it is doubtful, they could get away with it so easily. - MERK


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