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The Super Cops (1974)

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Greenberg
... Robert Hantz
... Sara (as Sheila E. Frazier)
... Insp. Novick
... Police Capt. Irving Krasna
... Police Lt. O'Shaughnessy
Arny Freeman ... Judge Benny Kellner
Bernard Kates ... Heller
Alex Colon ... Carlos
Charles Turner ... Joe Hayes
Ralph Wilcox ... John Hayes
... Frank Hayes
David Greenberg ... Det. Basoff (as Dave Greeberg)
Robert Hantz ... Det. Neel
Norman Bush ... Billy
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Dave and Rob, fresh from the Police Academy, enrage their captain because they want to do more than controlling the traffic. As penalty they are sent to Brooklyn. However they don't give up, but develop their own methods to fight against dealers, criminals and corrupt colleagues. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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11 October 1974 (West Germany)  »

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2 supercolt a Brooklyn  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As shown in the film, the real-life "Batman and Robin" cops actually would use ropes and grappling hooks to scale buildings and leap onto drug dealers and other criminals when they least expected it. See more »

Goofs

Pat Hingle's character is identified as "Inspector Novick" yet he wears 4 stars on his uniform. In the NYPD 4-stars would indicate the Chief of the Department. A NYPD inspector wears a gold eagle similar to an Army colonel's. See more »

Quotes

Robert Hantz: How legal is this?
David Greenberg: Legal? Offhand,I'd rate it somewhere between murder and kissing a cocker spaniel.
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Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Music by Virgil Oliver Stamps
Playing at Coney Island
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A Classic
7 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film has slipped through the cracks of film history. It is by far much better than some other New York films of the same era such as: "The French Connection" or "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3". There is a gritty reality to this film which also manages to effectively use humor to further the plot line. It's engaging from start to finish and hasn't tarnished with age as is the case with the above two examples.

Ron Liebman turns in a bravura performance as "Batman" and it's a shame his career didn't take off as a result of this project.

Gordon Parks directs and, coming as it does after "Shaft", it at first appears to be a strange choice. Yet it is the flip side of that earlier effort and approached with just as much in your face machismo.

Unfortunately this film has not been made available on either DVD or VHS in the United States. United Artists really has a gem on their hands and it's a shame they're not doing anything with it.


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