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½ June 25, 2015
This zany crime flick (oddly based on a true story) is not only super fun, but super influential to others in the genre. We wouldn't have our Untouchables or 21 Jumpstreets without the Super Cops.
April 9, 2014
Based on a true story, the 1970's may have been the last decade when something like this could have actually happened.
March 21, 2013
Hillarious cop buddy flick from Shaft director Gordon Parks. Two rookie cops (soon to be christened Batman and Robin)want to climb the career ladder by busting drug pushers on there own time. These two mavericks make Serpico look like a bent coppers as they struggle with the politcs involved within the NYPD.
March 16, 2013
Make Starsky and Hutch look like a pair of prags
October 31, 2012
The Anti Serpico if you will based on the true life events surronding two rookie New York Cops who beat the system and did things in thier sometimes own rather wacky way.

Greenberg and Hantz are two rookie cops who take on drug dealers in their spare time much to the chagrin oftheir superiors who see them as nothing but trouble.

When they are fiannly assingned a police station their captain takes a shine to their biazzare methods and gives then carte blanche to run down a brotherhood of drug dealers praying on the area.

The film works because its help by two great central performances from David Selby and Ron Leibman as the two cops, they really have a natraul rapport and in some parts the film is very very funny.
Its also works beacuse the director is Gordon Parks who directed Shaft and knows how to use the New York loacations to his best advantage.
October 21, 2012
Released the same year as "Serpico", this true story of two rookie cops who buck a corrupt and apathetic police department to clean-up the streets of NYC. Though the story deals with the serious issues of drug crimes and police corruption, the film is breezy and entertaining, as compared to the much more strident = "Serpico". Although "Serpico" is clearly the better film, "The Super Cops" manages to hold it's own in it's own offbeat way. A terrifically entertaining and smart film that deserves better than cult status.
March 31, 2012
This is quite an excellent buddy cop movie that manages to not come off as overtly silly. It actually has a sort of bizarre feeling going on throughout, never quite nailing what kind of tone it wants to establish and carry through, but it's enjoyable enough to be overlooked. There aren't any fantastic performances, per se - everybody just seems to be having a good time, but when the odds are being stacked against the "Batman and Robin" pairing, you do want to root for the guys. It's interesting to note that this was written by Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the Batman and Robin television series, and also features an appearance by Pat Hingle, who would go on to play Commissioner Gordon in the first four Batman films. The Warner Archive is due to be release a disc of this in the future, so keep an eye out for it if you get the chance.
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August 13, 2011
This is quite an excellent buddy cop movie that manages to not come off as overtly silly. It actually has a sort of bizarre feeling going on throughout, never quite nailing what kind of tone it wants to establish and carry through, but it's enjoyable enough to be overlooked. There aren't any fantastic performances, per se - everybody just seems to be having a good time, but when the odds are being stacked against the "Batman and Robin" pairing, you do want to root for the guys. It's interesting to note that this was written by Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the Batman and Robin television series, and also features an appearance by Pat Hingle, who would go on to play Commissioner Gordon in the first four Batman films. The Warner Archive is due to be release a disc of this in the future, so keep an eye out for it if you get the chance.
½ July 10, 2011
Love this Gordon Parks (Shaft) 70's buddy cop adventure. Very over the top - probably where they got the idea fo Starsky and Hutch.
April 18, 2011
Director Gordon Parks' excellent buddy-cop corruption comedy, with a cast of great genre and character actors - this seems most often compared to Serpico, Dirty Harry and The French Connection from what little I could find on it. But really, it bears more resemblance to The New Centurions and earlier blaxploitation classics in terms of comic tone, racial politics and groovy yet tough protagonists. Curiously, there is a brief but enjoyable gunfight and chase through a building under demolition, making me involuntarily compare scenes and buddy mechanics with Starrett's The Gravy Train of the same year.

Funny that it concerns a couple of unconventional cops nicknamed Batman and Robin, given that the screenwriter worked on the `60s series. Also, the presence of bulldog-eyed genre fave Pat Hingle, who would go on to repeatedly play Commissioner Gordon.

Frazier has great inter-racial sexual tension with the also funny Leibman, and her scream session suggests that she could have had a terrific career in horror. Maybe now that this is getting screened at the New Bev in L.A. by Edgar Wright, one hopes that we could eventually see it surface from MGM for an HD broadcast.
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