Thriller that has stood the test of time
Recap: Popeye Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo stumbles on a case of a
drug smuggling operation. The masterminds behind them are particularly
shrewd and ruthless in elimination competition and not afraid of going
up against the cops. But they don't leave much traces around on Doyle
and Russo only got hunches to go on. Unfortunately their reputation has
been damaged by a recent case that went wrong, and their captain
doesn't trust them.
Comments: A classic thriller that has stood the test of time well.
Hackman and Scheider plays Doyle and Russo respectively and makes a
good team. But more importantly the story is a good one. A cat and
mouse story where Doyle and Russo got a suspicion but nothing more. But
they are not the only characters active and driving the story. The bad
guys drives the story forward in equal part, which means the hunt isn't
just one sided, a rarity in thrillers to this day.
It's a interesting and exciting story that kept me more or less on the
edge throughout the entire movie. That shows that a good story is more
or less timeless. Sure, some clothes and hairstyles have changed, a
lot, but that didn't disturb me at all. The story keeps the focus off
Otherwise it got most components that an actionthriller should have. A
good car chase, with some real elements (check trivia), some decent
shootouts and some mysteries that need solving as we go along. A very
good movie, still worth watching.
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The first film to go deep inside the perils of being a maniacal and sadistic narcotics cop
The dividing line between tough cops and mad mobsters is often so slim
it could be inscribed on the rim of a steel-jacketed .45 bullet
When Gene Hackman, as Popeye Doyle is hot on the trail of that illegal
load of heroin, he lets nothing and nobody get in his way If one
stands aside from the sheer excitement of the film and examines it
dispassionately, it becomes apparent that here is ruthlessness which,
under normal circumstances, would be regarded as the actions of a crazy
Under the arches of the elevated railroad, the Doyle character drives a
car like a character gone berserk; if the number of innocent bystanders
sent flying and the total of wrecked cars were calculated, it might
have been cheaper and more humane to let the villains and the heroin
But it's only movies While the picture's running it is not necessary
to wonder whether all this mayhem is morally right or wrong Indeed, it
would be a sorry day for the entire thriller industry, both written and
screened, if ever we did!
This is a world of fantasy into which the audience is content to follow
the action for less than two hours There are the goodies and the
baddies; the policeman may act like a baddie, but he's really on the
side of the angels
The really tough cop is a comparatively new type of cinematic
character When the gangster film was young, so were the policemen
That detective of the 1930's, might have knocked a hoodlum or two
around in self-defense, but would never have been so careless as to
shoot a fellow cop through being too cynical or quick on the trigger
The New York film cop, of the 1930's would not have coldly broken a
mobster's jaw, as Sterling Hayden did in "The Godfather.".