Fuzz (1972)



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Fuzz treads the line between raucous comedy and gut-churning melodrama. Based on an "87th Precinct" novel by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter), the film stars Burt Reynolds and Jack Weston as, respectively, detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer. Their current assignment is to bring in Deaf Man (Yul Brynner), a mad bomber who has been targeting politicians. A subplot concerning a couple of punks who get their kicks by setting fire to sleeping winos is dramatically justified by the main storyline, … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Evan Hunter
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On DVD: Feb 6, 2001


as Detective Steve Care...

as Detective Eileen McH...

as El Sordo

as Detective Meyer Meye...

as Detective Bert Kling

as Detective Arthur Bro...

as Detective Andy Parke...

as Detective Hal Willis

as Chauffeur

as Lt. Bymes

as Sgt. Murchison

as Teddy Carella

as Patrolman Levine

as Patrolman Gomez

as Patrolman Cramer

as Patrolman Crosby

as Police Commissioner ...

as Patrolman Marshall

as Patrolman Miscolo

as Detective

as Detective

as Telephone Technician

as Police Garage Attend...

as Mayor's Uniformed Gu...

as Mayor's Bodyguard

as LaBresca

as Rochelle

as Dominick

as Young Prisoner

as Rapist

as Puerto Rican Prisone...

as Painter

as Teddy Carella

as Henry Jefferson

as Man with Garbage

as Little Girl

as Vicenzo

as Mayor Jefferson

as Parks Commissioner

as Mrs. Cooper

as Deputy Mayor

as Mrs. Scanlon

as Mrs. Jefferson

as Panhandler

as Bald Man

as Chauffeur
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Critic Reviews for Fuzz

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Fuzz

Ok, so Fuzz definitely won't win any awards for originality or even pushing the envelope, but it doesn't need to. It's one of the most enjoyable cop dramedies that Robert Altman never made. It really does feel Altmanesque to me at times (if there is such a thing). The word is that its two main stars, Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch, didn't get along so well during the filming. That may or may not be true, but I know that they don't really share any scenes together at all, so I couldn't see it as being a major problem. Apparently, the film is based on a series of novels by Ed McBain. There were some changes, as always, including giving the city an official place and setting, as well as pushing it into more comedic territory. It's tone is definitely not consistent, and it doesn't really succeed at any tone it's trying to settle on at the time, but it winds up being fun anyways. That's a pretty tough thing for a dramedy. Yeah it works, but the wheels do squeak a bit.

Tim Salmons

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