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The Police Tapes (1977)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | TV Movie 1977
A documentary about a police precinct in the South Bronx.
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Credited cast:
Charles Rydell Charles Rydell ... Narrator
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Tony Bouza ... Self - Bronx Borough Commander (as Chief Tony Bouza)
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A documentary about a police precinct in the South Bronx.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated
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Gregory Hoblit says he was 'struck dumb' by the power of this documentary. A few major elements of the documentary were later included in Hill Street Blues (1981). See more »

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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Great overlooked Documentary
25 July 2020 | by MovieCriticOnlineSee all my reviews

Wow, what a great documentary. Well, it's more of a ride-along with cops during 1976 in the South Bronx during a really important time period, the birth and place of Hip Hop. But WOW, what a rare look, not only at raw footage of police interactions, but you'll see the South Bronx gangs etc and everything is so candid. Amazing how calm and collected the cops are back then compared to now.

FYI: Hill Street Blues was based on this PBS documentary and you definitely see why.

People can watch it on youtube as of April 2020.


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USA

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English

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1977 (USA) See more »

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Video Verit√© See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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