Robert Blake and Elliott Gould star as two frustrated Los Angeles police officers who take it upon themselves to try and bust a powerful gangster — explicitly disobeying the orders of their higher-ups.
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Forgotten gem of 1970's New Hollywood now on BluRay. Elliot Gould at his peak Elliot Gouldness; he made this inbetween The Long Goodbye and California Split. Legendary 70's character actor Allen Garfield (Putney Swope, The Conversation) is a perfect badguy and there's an appearance by Antonio Fargas ("Huggy Bear" from TV's Starsky & Hutch). Robert Blake costars in the role he parlayed into "Baretta" a year later.
Generic and implausible plot notwithstanding, pure seventies cinema goodness. Nicely captures post hippie burnout and 70s US urban blight. Plus Elliott Gould, playing up his incessantly gum-chewing casualness, is pure gold.