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Detroit 9000 (1973)

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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lieutenant Danny Bassett
... Sergeant Jesse Williams
... Roby Harris
... Ferdy
... Captain Chalmers
Ellaraino ... Helen Durbin (as Ella Edwards)
... Reverend Markham
Sally Baker ... Ethel
Rudy Challenger ... Aubrey Hale Clayton
Doris Ingraham
George Skaff ... Oscar
Council Cargle
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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

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Visit the murder capital of the world--where the honkies are the minority! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Action

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Miramax [United States]

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13 June 1975 (Denmark)  »

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Detroit Heat  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,054, 11 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,363,179
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Trivia

John Nichols was the actual chief of the Detroit Police at the time of his appearance in the movie. No doubt he hoped his appearance in the film would help his 1973 campaign for mayor. He lost to Coleman Young, however, and later went on to become sheriff of suburban Oakland County. See more »

Goofs

In the shootout at the cemetery, one character's squib is visible on his neck prior to being "shot" in the neck. See more »

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References Flip (1970) See more »

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Touch Me Jesus
Written by Brian Holland (as Holland)-Lamont Dozier (as Dozier)-Angelo Bond (as Bond)
Performed by Larry Mitchell, Pearl Jones, Scherrie Payne and Ty Hunter (as Glass House)
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Fond, fond memories of Detroit 9000
14 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I would leave college early everyday just to find what Detroit street they would be filming at that particular day. It was an exciting time seeing such local personalities as Dick Purtan, Woody Willis, Laura Lee, Mike Lucci of the Detroit Lions, John Nichols, and the one and only Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg. This was a great time for me and for the city of Detroit. I have a copy of this film and watch it whenever I can. A must see movie for all Detroiters. A favorite of Quinton Tarrentino.


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