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Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

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Release Date: Jun 1, 1973 Wide

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A police officer who would rather use his brains than his gun is put into a situation where neither can help him in this police drama. John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) is a sawed-off and street-smart Arizona motorcycle cop who dreams of climbing the ladder and becoming a police detective, but his ambitions are scoffed at by his partner, Zipper (Billy "Green" Bush). Wintergreen's superiors tend not to take him seriously due to his short stature, but when he stumbles upon the site of a murder, he

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Michael Butler

Mar 22, 2005

MGM Home Entertainment

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...a sporadically intriguing yet pervasively uneven (and dated) piece of work.

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's far from perfect, but it's often moving (and frequently gorgeous).

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

One of the great unsung films of the 1970s. It's so good you come away wishing James William Guercio had done more films.

January 23, 2006 Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com
FulvueDrive-in.com

Weird little anti-hero tale

November 26, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

James William Guercio was the producer of Chicago albums in the Seventies, and this is his only directorial effort.

August 15, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Electra Glide in Blue

Electra Glide in Blue was a bad title, but everything else about it is pretty stellar. Performances are top knotch all round, the script taught and tight, and the cinematography... Did I mention it's shot by Conrad Hall?
March 28, 2011
kenstachnik

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Electra Glide In Blue is a character study of an earnest and honest man doing America's second most unpopular job. Fans of early 1970s drive-in cinema, edgy action flicks will dig this picture. Some scenes are unforgettable, while others come off as amateurish, including the dialogue. In terms of structure and plot, there are plenty of similarities to "Easy Rider." Instead of a pair of hippies, it's John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) and his bike-riding cop partner "Zipper" Davis (Billy Green Bush on the edge of irritating), who happens to be a bit more sadistic and corrupt.

March 20, 2011
DrBenway
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Probably the most underrated movie of the 70s. Picture a right wing Easy Rider told from a pious cop's point of view and you're getting warm. Incredible cinematography by Conrad Hall.
December 27, 2006
mjgildea

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1970's classic film as little motorcycle cop with big simple heart dreams of being a homicide detective in a land where prejudice, cynicism, and just-looking-out-for-number-one-ism rules. A great character study, and unlike FORREST GUMP, it doesn't go for an easy happy-by-numbers ending.
March 1, 2010
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