The Black Marble (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Black Marble (1980)





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


Robert Foxworth
as Sgt. A.M. Valnikov
Paula Prentiss
as Sgt. Natalie Zimmerm...
Harry Dean Stanton
as Philo Skinner
James Woods
as Fiddler
Barbara Babcock
as Madeline Whitfield
John Hancock
as Clarence Cromwell
Raleigh Bond
as Capt. Hooker
Judy Landers
as Pattie Mae
Pat Corley
as Itchy Mitch
Paul Henry Itken
as Dr. Bambarella
Richard Dix
as Alex Valnikov
Lidia Kristen
as Russian Woman
Marilyn Chris
as Marvis Skinner
Lou Cutell
as Limpwood
Doris Belack
as Married Woman
Dallas Alinder
as Chester Biggs
Elizabeth Farley
as Receptionist
Michael Dudikoff
as Millie's Houseboy
Lou Cuttell
as Limpwood
Anne Ramsey
as Bessie Callahan
Jane Daly
as Bullets' Girlfriend
Michael D. Gainsboro...
as Capt. Packerton
Herta Ware
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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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