Cops and Robbers (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cops and Robbers (1973)

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Two lawmen decide to find out if a life of crime pays better in this gritty action comedy. Joe (Joseph Bologna) and Tom (Cliff Gorman) are two friends who work for the New York Police Department, Joe as a beat cop and Tom as a detective. Both of them put their lives on the line every day for low wages in a city that seems to get crazier and more dangerous by the minute. One evening, Joe is on patrol when he stops into a liquor store, draws his gun and demands that the clerk hand over all the cash in the register. Joe walks out with more money than he usually makes in a week, and when he tells Tom what he's done, they agree that as policemen they can go anywhere and do anything, making it a cinch for them to become thieves. After striking a deal with a tough but vain gangster (John P. Ryan), Joe and Tom plan a robbery of a Wall Street securities firm that will net them a million dollars each, enough to get out of the suburbs and live as they please with their families for the rest of their lives. But the big heist takes a turn for the worse when some other criminals happen to hit the same building at the same time the cops are pulling off their robbery. Cops and Robbers was written for the screen by noted crime novelist

Cast

John P. Ryan
as Patsy O'Neill
Dick Ward
as Paul Jones
Charles Bergansky
as Perpetrator
Ellen Holly
as Secretary
Nino Ruggeri
as Bandell
Cliff Cudney
as Perpetrator
Charlene Dallas
as Secretary
Lee Steele
as Hardware Store Owner
Martin Cove
as Attendant
Frank Gio
as Rocco
Delphi Lawrence
as Rich lady
Shepperd Strudwick
as Mr. Eastpoole
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It seems confused about what to do about regular guy cops who get bitten by the greed bug and become dirty.

October 27, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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