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Fuzz (1972)

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Director:

Richard A. Colla

Writers:

Evan Hunter (novel) (as Ed McBain), Evan Hunter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Det. Steve Carella
Jack Weston ... Det. Meyer Meyer
Tom Skerritt ... Det. Bert Kling
Raquel Welch ... Det. Eileen McHenry
James McEachin ... Det. Arthur Brown
Steve Ihnat ... Det. Andy Parker
Dan Frazer ... Lt. Byrnes
Bert Remsen ... Sgt. Murchison
Stewart Moss Stewart Moss ... Det. Hal Willis
H. Benny Markowitz H. Benny Markowitz ... Patrolman Levine
James Victor ... Patrolman Gomez
Royce D. Applegate ... Patrolman Cramer (as Roy Applegate)
Tom Lawrence ... Patrolman Crosby
Norman Burton ... Police Commissioner Nelson
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Patrolman Marshall
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Storyline

Detectives Steve Carella, Meyer Meyer, and Bert Kling are part of the 87th Precinct's team investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man. While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf leisen Sohlen kommt der Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the same material as 87th Precinct (1961) and the TV series that preceded it. See more »

Goofs

The position of the guide dog at the park bench. See more »

Quotes

Detective: What do you mean they're putting garbage in your car?
Man with Garbage: Every morning garbage in the front seat. You know, coffee grounds, potato peels and moldy fruit. It just gets such a mess when it gets on the floor and, you know, walking around with it slipping on your heels. It's disgusting; old chewed up bones like they had a dog or something. And one day it looked as though somebody had blown their nose in pieces of old toilet paper and wet cigarette butts and things like that. It's really disgusting, ...
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Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
By Sammy Fain (uncredited) and Irving Kahal (uncredited)
Sung by Dinah Shore
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Well acted, humorous and well worth watching.
28 December 2005 | by DVDZombieSee all my reviews

After reading several bad reviews of this film I was almost afraid to watch it. I hate wasting my time on bad movies, but I decided based on the cast to give it a go and I'm glad I did. The movie is not a fast paced comedy by any stretch of the imagination. It is instead, like many movies from it's time, a slow moving style of film along the lines of The Big Fix. It keeps your interest because the characters are interesting. It makes you laugh at times and actually has a little suspense mixed into a story that seems disjointed at first, but ties together so well in the end it makes the whole movie work.

The plot centers partially around a bombers scheme to blackmail the city of Boston, but more so around the police precinct he chooses to contact with his threats. We see a group of officers trying to get through their daily routine as they work on several cases at once. Focusing on the bomber but still trying to deal with a myriad of other problems that present themselves as they try to solve other crimes. It presents itself as more of a "day in the life" type movie rather than a film with one main focus. It's well acted, well told and is a good movie for those times when you really want to just relax and get into a story. Sure it has a few weak spots as with most movies but it is certainly worth putting on and I'm very glad I had the chance to see it.

In short, if your looking for Starskey & Hutch 2005, this isn't it. If your looking for a slow paced intelligent movie, don't let bad reviews chase you away and give this film a shot.


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