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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

Final film of Steve Ihnat. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Little Boy: He gave me five bucks to bring it over here.
Lt. Byrnes: What'd he look like?
Little Boy: A bald-headed guy with a thing in his ear.
Det. Steve Carella: He's got a thing in his ear.
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Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
By Sammy Fain (uncredited) and Irving Kahal (uncredited)
Sung by Dinah Shore
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Nicely done cop comedy-thriller
4 June 2006 | by udar55See all my reviews

This is billed as a Burt Reynold's vehicle but he is actually part of a great cast in this Ed McBain 87th Precinct comedy-thriller. The police in Boston are searching for an extortionist dubbed "The Deaf Man" who is demanding cash or he kills a high ranking city official. Reynolds along with Tom Skeritt and Jack Weston are the cops on the case. The film really has a great ensemble feel and, I hope, accurately predicts the goings on inside a police station. Raquel Welch co-stars as a female detective out to snag a rapist. Yul Brynner, who must have been having lots of fun at this point in his career, is "The Deaf Man." His screen time is minimal but he does a good job. Familiar faces pop up in nearly every other scene with guys like Charles Tyner, Albert Popwell, Tamara Dobson and a very young Charles Martin Smith in small roles. The film's only major problem is that it neatly wraps up everything in the end. Seriously, every crime the cops are investigating is solved in one scene that relies heavily on convenience.


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