Hickey & Boggs


Hickey & Boggs

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TV's "I Spy" team of Robert Culp and Bill Cosby is reunited in this tale of murder, mobsters and bank robbery. Nyona: Rosalind Cash. Mary Jane: Carmen. Brill: Robert Mandan. Papadakis: Vincent Gardenia. Ballard: Michael Moriarty. Rice: Lester Fletcher. Lt. Wyatt: James Woods. Written by Walter Hill. Culp directed.


Robert Culp
as Frank Boggs
Bill Cosby
as Al Hickey
Sheila Sullivan
as Edith Boggs
Isabel Sanford
as Nyona's Mother
Ta-Ronce Allen
as Nyona's Daughter
Nancy Howard
as Apartment Manager's Wife
Bernard Nedell
as Used Car Salesman
as Mary Jane
Louis Moreno
as Quemando, prisoner
Ron Henriques
as Quemando, Florist
Cary Sanchez
as Mary Jane's Daughter
Jason Culp
as Mary Jane's Son
Robert Mandan
as Mr. Brill
Denise Renfro
as Brill's Daughter
James Woods
as Lt. Wyatt
Syl Words
as Mr. Leroy
Joe E. Tata
as Coroner's Asst.
Dean Smith
as Bagman
Keri Shuttleton
as Playground Kid
Wanda Spell
as Playground Kid
Winston Spell
as Playground Kid
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Critic Reviews for Hickey & Boggs

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (2)

  • "Hickey and Boggs" is not involved in a story or with characters really worthy of a full theatrical treatment.

    May 21, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Suffers through audience never being entirely certain as to the identity of some of the characters.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • This was Culp's only venture into movie directing, and he handles the assignment well, and he and Cosby are both credible in their roles.

    May 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Walter Hill wrote this tough, uncompromising story of two down-on-their-luck private eyes. Marks a career high for both stars of TV's I Spy. Another of those overlooked 1970s gems that's ripe for rediscovery.

    Feb 3, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Not a pretty story, but it should bring a smile to Peckinpah.

    Dec 7, 2004 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hickey & Boggs

  • Feb 20, 2009
    A real surprise and a real treat, especially to see Cosby play it straight. Very well told story that played out very quickly with quick cuts and quick lines. If you are into film noir, this isn't too bad and one of the better modern ones.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2008
    Much darker than their "I Spy" pairing, Culp and Cosby play out this police corruption drama to its fullest.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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