Friday, April 9, 2010

The New Centurions (1972)

An idealistic L.A. rookie cop teams up with an old veteran. Based on the book by master policeman/novelist Joseph Wambaugh. This movie is thought to be an extremely accurate look at life as a cop in LA in the 70's. Stacey Keach is great as the rookie cop, but its George C. Scott who steals it as the lifer who turns policing into an art form. Instead of busting hookers, he'll drive them around in a truck and get them drunk to get them off the street for a night. Keep an eye peeled for Erik Estrada (Pre-CHIPS). This movie shows the toll that being a cop takes on a person. Very serious and very good.

Quickie Synopsis
Old Cop
New Cop

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