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The City (1977)

Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when... See full summary »

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Harvey Hart

Writer:

John Wilder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Lieutenant Matt Lewis
Don Johnson ... Sergeant Brian Scott
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Captain Lloyd Bryant
Jimmy Dean ... Wes Collins
Mark Hamill ... Eugene Banks
Susan Sullivan ... Carol Carter
Felton Perry ... Dr. Hank Cullen
Leslie Ackerman ... Girl at Hospital
Paul Cavonis ... Burt Frescura
Paul Fix ... Jed Haynes
Joby Baker ... Mel Greenwall
Jay Varela ... Ray Vega
George Clifton George Clifton ... Stanley Myles
Vivi Janiss ... Cab Driver
Joaquín Martínez ... Rafael Diaz
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Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when he was a baby. Banks is now intent on getting revenge for this by killing Wes. Only Matt and Scott can stop him. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caza en la ciudad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[Eugene sees two boys throwing rocks at some ducks]
Eugene Banks: Hey! They ever hurt you? Huh? Hey, I asked you something, I asked if they ever hurt ya?
Boy 1: We ain't scared of you.
Eugene Banks: Well, there's no reason to be. of course there's no reason to hurt them ducks either unless of course they were hurtin' you, now did they?
Boy 1: How could they?
Eugene Banks: You don't think they could, do you?
[laughs]
Eugene Banks: Oh, God. Boy, howdy. I'll tell ya somthin', I bet they could be just the meanest things ya ever tangled with, ya get their necks bent ...
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Great performance by Mark Hamill
17 April 2006 | by tejas55See all my reviews

Mark Hamill plays a young man who's father abandoned him as a child and he has always focused his hate on a country singer played by real life singer Jimmy Dean. He actually thinks Dean is his REAL father. Hamill tracks Dean down and tries to kill him. Meanwhile, Robert Forster and Don Johnson are the cops hot on his trail. This is one of many 70s TV appearances by Hamill and one of his best performances. It's hard to say if he filmed this movie before or after Star Wars since they came out at around the same time. This movie was supposedly the pilot for Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected TV series. The theme music was different but William Conrad's narration was used. This narration definitely added a certain quality to the series.


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