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Marc W

Excellent! And don't forget about those creepy cops in Magnum Force!

hhh

Nice, I've seen all but one of those. I've never seen Electra Glide, I'll have to check it out.

My two cents worth, two more icons...

Walking Tall (1973}, Sheriff Buford Pusser (Joe Don Baker) : Spawned two sequels, a remake, and a short-lived T.V. series.

Live and Let Die (1973), Sheriff J.W. Pepper : One man revival of the Keystone Cops, prototype for "Southern Hick Police" characters Buford T. Justice and Roscoe P. Coltrane.

Wait a second. Barney Fife was before any of those last three. Never mind;)

Scott

Woah! This list is crazy good. I remember the first time I saw Dirty Harry. I was by no means an Eastwood fan but that all changed with this movie. I kept my eye out for any San Francisco theater playing Dirty Harry and less than a year later, The Castro Theatre played it on a double bill with Escape from Alcatraz. There's nothing like seeing Eastwood in action on the big screen.

Great list!

Jeremy

Excellent list on one of my favorite genres and kudos for recognizing SERPICO as one of Pacino's most moving performances.
A few of others I love off the top of my head are Yaphat Kotto and Anthony Quinn in ACROSS 110TH STREET, Walter Matthau in THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, Sylvester Stallone in NIGHTHAWKS (Sly should have sported that beard more often), Eastwood in the very disturbing TIGHTROPE and Pacino himself in SEA OF LOVE (which is nowhere near as good as SERPICO but Pacino's take on a weary cop in the midst of a mid life crisis is beautiful stuff).
As alway Kim, great stuff...

Adam R

"They call me Mister Tibbs!" may be my favorite line reading. On paper it must have looked comical, but Poitier is able to deliver it with equal amounts pride, confidence and frustration.

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