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Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bo Lockley
... Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
... Patty Butler
... Captain D'Angelo
... Thomas 'Stick' Henderson
... Lt. Hanson
... Captain Strichter
... Chief Perna
... Joey Egan (as Robert Balaban)
... Asst. D.A. Jackson
Stephen Elliott ... Police Commissioner
... Billy
... Lt. Seidensticker
Albert Seedman ... Detective Schulman
Noelle North ... Samantha
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Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

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No One Knew She Was An Undercover Policewoman. Including The Detective Who Killed Her.

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19 September 1975 (Ireland)  »

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Operation Undercover  »

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This film features both Hector Elizondo and Richard Gere. Fifteen years later, they will appear together in "Pretty Woman" (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Michael Moriarty is chasing Tony King through the street, at first King is barefoot, but at certain instances, you can tell he has on shoes, then later in the chase scene, he is barefoot again. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Seidensticker: Yes, what is it, son?
Detective Schulman: [smiling] Don't call him son. Call him detective.
Lt. Seidensticker: [disbelieving] You're Beauregard Lockley?
Bo Lockley: [smiling] I'm afraid so.
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References Claudine (1974) See more »

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Loving You Gets Better With Time
Written by Vernon Burch, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat
Performed by Vernon Burch
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Report to the Commissioner
25 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from a film club screening of Report to the Commissioner, followed by a Q & A with Jonathan Demme...I loved it!

I thought that Michael Moriarity's performance was amazing; he was able to capture the ambivalence of wanting to do "the right thing", according to his value system, and carrying out the legacy that his father had wanted for his older brother, who'd been killed in Vietnam.

His internal torture was brilliantly played in the elevator scene, in which he was wordless, but communicated his conflict and terror chillingly nonetheless.

The most touching scene for me was when he was giving his statement to the police officials. When he was questioned about his "subversive" college activities he poignantly stated that he had protested the (Vietnam) war. It was resonant for me, having been one of those protesters, and relevant to these times--- our war in Iraq, and the current political environment which implies that anyone protesting it is "un-American".

Looking at the demographics on this site in terms of voting on this film, I find it very interesting that my age cohort gave this film the highest ratings. Perhaps it's because we lived through times that make this film cinema verite'. I'd love to hear other's opinions on this interesting phenomenon.


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