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The Laughing Policeman 1973 123movies

The Laughing Policeman 1973 123movies

This movie is so real it makes every other movie in this town look like a movie.Dec. 20, 1973112 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A San Francisco city bus, with eight passengers and the driver, pulls out of a downtown bus station and moves through the city stopping once for a new passenger. The passenger, unseen above the chest, walks to the back of the bus pulls the pieces of a sub-machine gun from a tote bag, assembles them, and massacres the eight passenger and the driver. The bus crashes and the killer walks away. Driving onto the scene are homicide detectives Jake Martin (Walter Matthau), Leo Larsen (Bruce Dern) and James Larrinore (Lou Gosset). As they search the bus they find one of the bodies is that of Dave Evans (Anthony Costello), Martin’s police partner. It is the search for the murderer and the reason for Evans’ presence on the bus that pairs detective Martin and Larsen together. With the help of Evan’s girlfriend Kay Butler (Cathy Lee Crosby), they determine that Evans was following leads to close a murder case which Martin, sixteen years on the force, was unable to solve two years previous. Thed search takes the two detectives to most of the seamy sides of San Francisco, with its hustlers, porno theatres, topless and gay bars, boarding houses and restaurants, from the rankest to the plushest. Aware that he has been forced upon Martin, that Larsen, a veteran detective in his early 30’s , tough, mischievous, blunt and slightly crass, does his best to make his replacement of Evans as subtle as possible. Martin, withdrawing into himself, ignores Larsen. In the pursuit of Evans’ leads, Mratin discovers a bizarre possible solution linking the unsolved murder and the bus massacre. Unable, by the lack of evidence to explain his theory to Larsen, he attempts to convince him to pursue his theory and deviate from the the instructions of their superiors. At first, Larsen refuses, but as his respect for Martim and his unorthodox police procedure increases, Larsen agrees and the two policemen set out to trap the mass murderer.
Plot: When a gunman opens fire on a crowded city bus in San Francisco, Detective Dave Evans is killed, along with the man he’d been following in relation to a murder. Evans’ partner, Sgt. Jake Martin, becomes obsessed with solving the case.
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I tried, I really tried
Of the books in the Martin Beck series, this and Roseanna are the best at describing a lengthy police investigation, one in which it seems as if no progress is being made. As I recall, the killer was an important businessman trying to cover up the long ago, extremely brutal murder of a young woman. The cop who was killed on the bus had taken up the case in what today we call ‘a cold case file.’ This version repeats a bit of this,but from there it veers off into San Francisco, homosexuals, a laughing Bruce Dern ~~in the book, ‘The Laughing Policeman’ is the title of an ancient phonograph record~~, and the bonding between two detectives, a theme worn to death in later movies.

Matthau is properly rumpled, grumpy and unsmiling, but he is not Beck, who is one of the finest characters created in modern detective fiction. As one reviewer notes, the film is a pale “Bullitt’ and it is McQueen who could have given us the definitive Beck.

The solving of the case in the book was large part teamwork, which we don’t see here, and a small part luck. The case hinged on the misidentification of a car….this would be too dull unless it were done on Law and Order….and the work it took to track down the owner years later.

The film is gritty and makes us work to connect the dots, but it does not hold a candle to the book. Oddly James Ellroy used the same massacre idea in LA Confidential and when time came to make the film version, Curtis Hanson got it right.

Review By: Pamsanalyst Rating: 5 Date: 2005-05-12

Other Information:

Original Title The Laughing Policeman
Release Date 1973-12-20
Release Year 1973

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Stuart Rosenberg
Writer Thomas Rickman, Per Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall
Actors Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr.
Country United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell Camera
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Laughing Policeman 1973 123movies
The Laughing Policeman 1973 123movies
Original title The Laughing Policeman
TMDb Rating 6.1 40 votes

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