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Foster & Laurie (1975)

The story of two New York City police officers, one white and one black, their ambush and murder by black revolutionaries and the efforts to hunt down and capture their killers.

Writers:

Albert Ruben (teleplay by), Al Silverman (based on a book by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Perry King ... Rocco Laurie
Dorian Harewood ... Gregory Foster
Talia Shire ... Adelaide Laurie
Jonelle Allen ... Jacqueline Foster
Roger Aaron Brown ... Sims
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Freddie The Dealer
René Enríquez ... Mr. Rosario (as Rene Enriquez)
Charles Haid ... Sgt. Bray
Eric Laneuville ... Max
Owen Pace Owen Pace ... Johnson (as Owen Hithe Pace)
David Proval ... Ianucci
Wallace Rooney ... Commissioner
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Sgt. Petrie
James Woods ... Walter the Addict
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The story of two New York City police officers, one white and one black, their ambush and murder by black revolutionaries and the efforts to hunt down and capture their killers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Trivia

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Foster's grandson, Gregory Foster III, joined the NYPD. (Per NYPD Instagram account, 11/21/2019.) See more »

Goofs

Rocco Laurie is seen holding either a Colt Python or a Diamondback. NYPD firearm regulations at the time specified fixed-sight service revolvers only and both of the Colts mentioned have adjustable sights. Plus, most Pythons were made in 357 magnum, and NYPD only allowed revolvers chambered in 38 special. See more »

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Well done true story
10 November 2003 | by tom_jeffordsSee all my reviews

Foster and Laurie is the true story of the murder of two New York City policeman by black revolutionaries. Outstanding performances by the cast all the way around. The made for TV movie tells the parallel stories of the policemen and their assassins leading up to the murders in flashback style. Effort is made to present the killers as actual people and not just cardboard cutouts and commendably the initial racial tension between Foster and Laurie is shown.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foster i Laurie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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