Rather repellent comedy about the shenanigans about a group of LA cops from the usually reliable director, Robert Aldrich. What made the film so repellent is the casual racism, homophobia, sexism and just about every other ism you can think being used as a source of comedy. The film does feature an amazing cast of of actors, many before they were famous, including Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Randy Quaid, Don Stroud, James Woods, Burt Young, Charles Haid, Blair Brown, and Vic Tayback. If the attitudes of the police depicted in this film is to believed, you probably get a good picture of why many segments of the community have so much hatred towards cops. I sincerely hope that the casual racism, sexism and so on depicted in this film is not accurate, but I do wonder if this film is an inadvertently accurate time capsule representing attitudes of the time. However, author Joseph Wambaugh, who's novel this is based on and who was a LA police officer for 14 years, disowned this film and fought to have his name removed from it, so hopefully this is not what it ws really like. But putting these offensive elements aside, the film really want all that entertaining or compelling or feature any interesting characters. Told essentially through a series of "funny" vignettes, it's a meandering film that seemed to lack any kind of real dramatic arc. And the "comedy" was never really all that funs. Overall, this film is really only worth watching as a time capsule.