The Black Marble (1980)





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Movie Info

In this film, Robert Foxworth plays a burned-out, hard-drinking cop who is teamed with idealistic lady officer Paula Prentiss. These two polar opposites wade their way through a seamy urban world of corruption. The story itself rambles a bit; of paramount importance is the growing relationship between Foxworth and Prentiss.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Wambaugh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2003
Sultan Entertainment



as Sgt. A.M. Valnikov

as Sgt. Natalie Zimmerm...

as Philo Skinner

as Fiddler

as Madeline Whitfield

as Clarence Cromwell

as Capt. Hooker

as Pattie Mae

as Itchy Mitch

as Dr. Bambarella

as Alex Valnikov

as Russian Woman

as Marvis Skinner

as Limpwood

as Married Woman

as Chester Biggs

as Receptionist

as Millie's Houseboy

as Limpwood

as Bessie Callahan

as Bullets' Girlfriend

as Capt. Packerton

as Grand Duchess
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Critic Reviews for The Black Marble

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 15, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The Black Marble is an engaging cop drama that stands head and shoulders above others in this genre.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The Black Marble


The Black Marble has a quirky likable quality surrounding it's rather dull premise and it is just quirky enough that it is watchable. The acting is stellar but the movie is slow and other than a few chuckles here and there The Black Marble is very forgettable. Keep an eye out for The American Ninja himself Michael Dudikoff in his first small film role as a gay house-boy.

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