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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.

Director:

Milton Katselas

Writers:

James Mills (novel), Abby Mann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Bo Lockley
Yaphet Kotto ... Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
Susan Blakely ... Patty Butler
Hector Elizondo ... Captain D'Angelo
Tony King ... Thomas 'Stick' Henderson
Michael McGuire ... Lt. Hanson
Edward Grover ... Captain Strichter
Dana Elcar ... Chief Perna
Bob Balaban ... Joey Egan (as Robert Balaban)
William Devane ... Asst. D.A. Jackson
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Police Commissioner
Richard Gere ... Billy
Vic Tayback ... Lt. Seidensticker
Albert Seedman Albert Seedman ... Detective Schulman
Noelle North ... Samantha
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

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

Bo Lockley: [smiling wistfully] I was going to be the new cop.
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Connections

References Como perros y gatos (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Loving You Gets Better With Time
Written by Vernon Burch, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat
Performed by Vernon Burch
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Count the stars
2 October 2013 | by donb-519-335075See all my reviews

A romp thru the 70's. One of my best buddies introduced this 70's detective flick to me - and I really enjoyed it. Not knowing who was in it beyond Michael Moriarity and Yaphet Kotto, it was fun naming the future stars of both the little and big screen in this film. HInt: there are at least 5, not including Moriarity and Kotto.

The story line is fairly predictable including the "shocking" ending, but there are some great scenes: crippled beggar hitching a ride on a taxi in Times Square (can you say Michael J Fox in Back to The Future?); face to face "mexican standoff" in an small elevator (Reservoir Dogs redux - without all the F words); roof top chase on foot - except in this case a slow limping white boy catches the slim athletic black guy (not gonna happen) - reminiscent of free running opening scene in Casino Royale.

And finally in the predictable "hang the cop out to dry" scene Michael Moriarity implicates himself far better than any interrogator ever could! Pretty hilarious!

But, all in all, an enjoyable experience. The more I think about it, this was a ground-breaking movie that predates some of the classics we all love - and introduced some great future stars. So let's give some credit to this 70's epic. DonB


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1975 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Report to the Commissioner See more »

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Frankovich Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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