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At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide.


Robert Aldrich


Steve Shagan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Lt. Phil Gaines
Catherine Deneuve ... Nicole Britton
Ben Johnson ... Marty Hollinger
Paul Winfield ... Sgt. Louis Belgrave
Eileen Brennan ... Paula Hollinger
Eddie Albert ... Leo Sellers
Ernest Borgnine ... Santoro
Catherine Bach ... Peggy Summers
Jack Carter ... Herbie Dalitz
James Hampton ... Bus Driver
Colleen Brennan ... Gloria Hollinger (as Sharon Kelly)
Chuck Hayward ... Morgue Attendant
David Estridge David Estridge ... Albino
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Minister
David Spielberg ... Jerry Bellamy


Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father launches his own investigation. Written by Kristian Krokfoss <krokus@online.no>

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She's the call girl. He's the cop. They both take their jobs seriously. See more »


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The red sports car that Burt Reynolds drives is a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible. See more »


Rght after Hollinger punches Gaines in the morgue, there's a red welt near Gaines' left eye. In the next shot, the welt is gone. See more »


Nicole Britton: There is not one civilized place for the food here.
Lt. Phil Gaines: You're such a snob. I hear the McDonald's is opening up a store on the Champs-Elysee.
Nicole Britton: Nevair! Paris stands like a fortress against the hamburger.
Lt. Phil Gaines: That's what they said about Coca-Cola.
Nicole Britton: Oh yeah?
Lt. Phil Gaines: Yeah.
Nicole Britton: Bingo!
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


So Rare
Lyric by Jack Sharpe
Music by Jerry Herst
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Wrong Movie, but Hustle still hustles way cool...
1 July 2005 | by BOLTZ2USee all my reviews

Hustle is a terrific film with a a really nice performance by the always under used (the late great) Paul Winfield, he and Burt Reynolds work well together and Eddie Albert is scary as the low life "leo sellers". the stunt the one reviewer is talking about re: albino actor falling from high rise while blasting his pistol into camera is the late great, Dar Robinson from Reynolds' other film, "stick" in the early eighties. i'm glad this is on DVD now and finally a Reinold's' film that is letter boxed. i hope they can re-do the other films IE: "white lightning", "gator" and "shamus" in letterbox form especially "gator" cause it was shot in Todd A-O scope.

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Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Other Angels See more »


Box Office


$3,050,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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