Hustle (1975)

Hustle (1975)




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Director Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard) re-unites with Burt Reynolds for this hard-edged neo-noir. Lieutenant Phil Gaines (Reynolds) is a cynical Los Angeles police detective amorously involved with an icewater-veined Parisian call girl, Nicole Britton (Catherine Deneuve). On the job, he begins to investigate the shady death of a teenage girl that appears to lead straight to Leo Sellers (Eddie Albert), an attorney with a frightening number of connections. The problem is, Nicole herself has a direct connection to the case - Leo is one of her clients. Meanwhile, Marty Hollinger (Ben Johnson), the victim's father, decides to undertake a grassroots investigation of his own - little realizing that his seemingly murdered daughter was in up to her neck with prostitution, porno movie acting, and dancing as a stripper, facts which suggest that she may have offed herself.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Burt Reynolds
as Lieutenant Phil Gaines
Catherine Deneuve
as Nicole Britton
Ben Johnson
as Marty Hollinger
Paul Winfield
as Sergeant Louis Belgrave
Eileen Brennan
as Paula Hollinger
Eddie Albert
as Leo Sellers
Catherine Bach
as Peggy Summers
Jack Carter
as Herbie Dalitz
James Hampton
as Bus Driver
Sharon Kelly
as Gloria Hollinger
Chuck Hayward
as Morgue Attendant
Peter Brandon
as Minister
David Spielberg
as Jerry Bellamy
Naomi Stevens
as Woman Hostage
Med Flory
as Albino Beating Cop
John Duke Russo
as Man in Phone Booth
Don Billett
as Cop in T-Shirt
Hal Baylor
as Police Captain
Nancy Bonniwell
as Girl in Airport Bar
Don 'Red' Barry
as Airport Bartender
Karl Lukas
as Charley
Gene Chronopoulos
as Bartender
Patrice Rohmer
as Linda, a Dancer
Alvin Hammer
as Liquor Store clerk
Dave Willock
as Liquor Store Clerk
Queenie Smith
as Customer
Marilyn Moe
as Customer
Robert Englund
as Holdup Man
George Memmoli
as Foot Fetish Man
Fred Willard
as Interrogator
Thad Geer
as Holdup Man #2
Kelly Wilder
as Nancy Gaines
Ben Young
as First Detective
John Furlong
as Waiter
Jason Wingreen
as Jim Lang
Ron Nyman
as Pan Am Clerk
Steve Shaw
as Cop in Elevator
Dino Washington
as Cop in Elevator
Tasso Bravos
as Boy on Beach
Nathan Harding
as Boy on Beach
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Critic Reviews for Hustle

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Robert Aldrich's Hustle is an honest and profoundly sad movie about how the legal system favors those with money, power and connections over those who don't. One of Burt's best and most underrated films.

Full Review… | October 9, 2005

Thirty years on, however, its integrity and patience look positively masterful.

Full Review… | August 28, 2005
Combustible Celluloid

...plays like nothing more than a vanity project for star Burt Reynolds.

Full Review… | June 12, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

a film that wasted the talent of French star Deneuve, who never pursued a successful career in Hollywood

December 17, 2004

Burt is credible as the disillusioned cop who feels ashamed that he's pimping for a corrupt system.

Full Review… | November 26, 2004
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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