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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.

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Robert Aldrich

Writer:

Steve Shagan

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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
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Storyline

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. If the body's hot...call her. He's the cop. If the body's cold...call him. See more »


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Trivia

Features an uncredited walk-on part by Asian actor Harold Fong. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lt. Phil Gaines: Don't you know where you live, Marty? Can't you smell the bananas? You know what country you live in? You live in Guatamala with color television.
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Connections

Referenced in Starsky and Hutch: The Psychic (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterday when I was Young
(Hier Encore)
Music by Charles Aznavour
French lyrics by Charles Aznavour
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of Barclay Records
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Great Film-Noir
11 September 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the body of a woman is found on an isolated beach, Homicide Lieutenant Phil Gaines (Burt Reynolds) and his partner, Sergeant Louis Belgrave (Paul Winfield), are assigned for the investigation. They conclude, with the support of the report of the coroner, that the victim, the hooker and strip-dancer Gloria Hollinger (Sharon Kelly), committed suicide using pills. They omit to the family the existence of excessive semen in Gloria's orifices, but her father Marty Hollinger (Ben Johnson), a veteran of the Korea war, does not accept the police findings and try to locate the possible criminal following a personal investigation. The leads point to the last person to be with Gloria, the dirty and powerful attorney Leo Sellers (Eddie Albert), and also a regular costumer of Phil's girlfriend, the prostitute Nicole Britton(Catherine Deneuve).

"Hustle" is a great film-noir. The story is politically incorrect and all the characters are sordid. Burt Reynolds is great in the role of a tormented, but correct and efficient cop, capable of simulate evidences,living with the dilemma that his girl-friend is a whore, and expecting one day to move to Rome with her. Catherine Deneuve is in the splendor of her beauty in the role of a prostitute. Paul Winfield plays a correct detective, but brutal and racist. Eddie Albert is in the role of a powerful man, capable of killing to reach his objectives. Gloria's mother is an unfaithful wife and Marty is a paranoid and obsessed man. The appearance of the precinct is very real and authentic. Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund, in the beginning of his career, has a short but important participation in the end of the story as the holdup man in a store. In my opinion, this film is very underrated in IMDb User Rating. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Crime e Paixão" ("Crime and Passion")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Other Angels See more »

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Budget:

$3,050,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$465,788
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Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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