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Recommend me some good 70s "Cops & Robbers" movies

Old 12-27-08, 06:30 PM
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Recommend me some good 70s "Cops & Robbers" movies

I just watched "Bullitt", "The Taking of Pelham 123", and "French Connection" I'm looking for more gritty crime movies in their vein. I liked the humor in "Pelham" it reminded me of "Inside Man" somewhat. Matthau was an unlikely protagonist.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:13 PM
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The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider..has one of the best car chases I've seen.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:29 PM
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The obvious - Dirty Harry (and the first two sequels).
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Old 12-27-08, 07:44 PM
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Dog Day Afternoon

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Okay, old trailers are kind of goofy compared to new trailers. And there's some minor spoilers in there. But I really do vouch for it's greatness.
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Old 12-28-08, 12:09 AM
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Get Carter (1971) - starring Michael Caine (who's amazingly vicious in it as his character ruthlessly seeks revenge)

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Old 12-28-08, 05:30 AM
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The Driver with Ryan O'Neal and Bruce Dern
The Getaway
The Stone Killer w/ Charles Bronsan(not on dvd yet)
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Originally Posted by mondo kane View Post
great choice!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-08, 03:24 PM
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....with Matthau:

Laughing Policeman (1973)

and I second The Driver (1978) - before the DVD came out awhile back, the only way I could get it was a Japanese laserdisc

Charley Varrick has been mentioned as well...that's also a favorite

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Old 12-28-08, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161 View Post
The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider..
You beat me to that one.

'Serpico' also already mentioned

One of my favorite movies, one that is always in my top five and fits your criteria is 'Le Cercle Rouge' by Jean Pierre Melville. This is one of the best films ever made. The awesomeness of this movie is overwhelming.

Another masterpiece collection that is always one of my favorites is 'The Yakuza Papers' collection. The DVD set is really sweet for those movies.

'The Onion Field' is a really good movie.

'Electra Glide In Blue' is a good 70s movie. Overlooked really.

'The Long Goodbye' is one of my favorite films of the 70s. (not exactly a cop movie)

Not exactly a 'cop' movie but 'Night Moves' with Gene Hackman is fantastic.

Some other good ones already mentioned.

'Prince Of The City' is from the 80's I think but you will want to see it.
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Old 12-28-08, 05:33 PM
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'Prince Of The City' is from the 80's I think but you will want to see it.
Also Michael Mann's Thief (1981)
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
'Prince Of The City' is from the 80's I think but you will want to see it.
Yes, Treat Williams is superb in this. If I recall correctly, it has (or had) the record for most speaking parts in a film.
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I'll second Dog Day Afternoon

You may also want to checkout Le Cercle Rouge
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The French Connection (1971)
The Getaway (1972)
Thnuderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
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If you like humor added, then Freebie and the Bean.
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The Getaway (1972)
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Watch French Connection 2, actually a pretty good flick.
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Old 12-29-08, 11:59 AM
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The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider..has one of the best car chases I've seen.
EXACTLY what I was going to say.
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The Super Cops (1974) not available on dvd....
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