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Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (1989)

Honest cop in corrupt 1940s Los Angeles fights against gangsters who are kidnapping and selling women into prostitution.

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Michael Pressman

Writers:

David J. Kinghorn (story), Michael Petryni (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... Frank Doakey
Richard Bradford ... Terry O'Brien
Charles Haid ... Buddy Bunnucci
Ursula Andress ... Betty Starr
Jason Beghe ... Sammy Turner
Julia Nickson ... Kaylie
James Pax ... Tommy Chaing
Sandy Ward ... Matty the Coroner
Norman Alden ... Chief of Police
Tom Everett ... Silva
Robert Lesser Robert Lesser ... Jeter
Michele B. Chan ... Mei Ling
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Harbor Master
Marcelo Tubert ... Tony Cruz
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Stratta
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Honest cop in corrupt 1940s Los Angeles fights against gangsters who are kidnapping and selling women into prostitution.

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Genres:

Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinatown atracción mortal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Von Zerneck Sertner Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Follows Man Against the Mob (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
Composed by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Doing It In Style
23 December 2003 | by e-blowersSee all my reviews

Good cops versus bad cops but done with great style. Set in late 1940's Los Angeles this film has a real feel for the period with the costumes and cars. The background sets are stylised rather than replicated which has the effect of giving them the period feel without over doing the reality which would otherwise have looked out of place. The score is a foot tapping swing/jazz piece that can grab you at once and get you "in the mood". The pairing of George Peppard and Richard Bradford in the leading cop roles works well and Charles Haigh, late of "Hill Street Blues", is convincing as a "dock rat". Ursula Andress is just right for the aging night club owner. It is not a new plot,we have been there many times before but I enjoyed going there again with this film and I think you will too.


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