Number One with a Bullet (1987)





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Detective Berzak (Robert Carradine) and his suave partner Hazeltine (Billy Dee Williams) combine forces to track down a notorious drug lord in this routine action feature. Captain Ferris (Peter Graves) monitors the progress of the decidedly different detectives. The trail leads to Dacosta (Barry Sattels) a respected member of the social elite and the community. Valerie Bertanelli plays Berzak's daughter Teresa, who is pumped for information by her father about his ex-wife (Doris Roberts).
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Golan-Globus Productions

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Billy Dee Williams
as Frank Hazeltine
Robert Carradine
as Nicolas Nick Berzak
Valerie Bertinelli
as Teresa Berzak
Peter Graves
as Capt. P. Ferris
Doris Roberts
as Mrs. Berzak
Bobby Di Cicco
as Malcolm
Ray Girardin
as Lt. Larry Kaminski
Barry Sattels
as Harry Da Costa
Alex Rebar
as Boudreau
John Durbin
as Transvestite
Tony Pierce
as Purvis
Larry Poindexter
as Preppy Guy
Ken Gibbel
as Sergeant
Venice Kong
as Asian Woman
Angela Gibbs
as Waitress in Bar
Jeff Jenson
as Bartender
Dave Efron
as Bouncer
Spice Williams
as Mud Wrestler
Ancel Cook
as Farmer
Chris Brown
as Hotwire
Yvette Cruise
as Krystal
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Tai Chi Teacher
Manny Perry
as Bodyguard at DeCosta's
Kim Marriner
as Reporter
Prince Hughes
as Driver
Jim Wilkey
as Trash Truck Driver
Michael Yama
as Tai Chi Charlie
Faith Minton
as Patron
Lorrie Marlow
as Hooker
Michael Porter
as Fear-of-Flying
Jon Gries
as Bobby Sweet
Jim Halty
as Patron
Jeff Jensen
as Bartender
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Back in the 1980's when life was simple and a movie could be made and thrown into theaters for under a million dollars, you didn't really have to put a lot of effort into them in order to make them profitable. Cannon Films were the king of that kind of shoddy filmmaking, and "Number One With a Bullet" is one of their laziest police thrillers ever. It throws in every police buddy picture cliche you can think of, from the estranged wife to the surprise twist involving a dirty cop, and the threadbare plot was pieced together from dozens of films that came before. Apparently Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris were off somewhere filming the five movies they would release under the Cannon banner in 1987, so here we get the ragtag team of Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams. Both are totally wrong for their respective roles as you never buy them as these hardened career officers for an instance, and the actors have little chemistry together. The one-liners are tired and there's not one surprise or original thought to be found. The movie does have more unnecessary sub-plots than we're used to, such as Doris Roberts as Carradine's doting mother, and it has the worst score I ve heard in a cop thriller in a long time. The background music never has anything to do with what's going on in the film. There's also a lot more plot than action. The action sequences are confined to a few routine car chases and shootouts. Everything about "Number One With a Bullet" is vaguely familiar, and not much of it is worth seeing again. It's forgotten about as quickly as it's over with.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

Another good Duo and another slightly funny film. WHat makes this filmwork is that it's not just another goodcop-Bad cop action flick.

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris

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