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Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Director:

Milton Katselas

Writers:

James Mills (novel), Abby Mann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Bo Lockley
Yaphet Kotto ... Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
Susan Blakely ... Patty Butler
Hector Elizondo ... Captain D'Angelo
Tony King ... Thomas 'Stick' Henderson
Michael McGuire ... Lt. Hanson
Edward Grover ... Captain Strichter
Dana Elcar ... Chief Perna
Bob Balaban ... Joey Egan (as Robert Balaban)
William Devane ... Asst. D.A. Jackson
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Police Commissioner
Richard Gere ... Billy
Vic Tayback ... Lt. Seidensticker
Albert Seedman Albert Seedman ... Detective Schulman
Noelle North Noelle North ... Samantha
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Storyline

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No One Knew She Was An Undercover Policewoman. Including The Detective Who Killed Her.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1975 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Undercover See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Albert Seedman who plays Detective Shulman was the New York Chief of Detectives prior to his role in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Michael Moriarty is chasing Tony King through the street, at first King is barefoot, but at certain instances, you can tell he has on shoes, then later in the chase scene, he is barefoot again. See more »

Quotes

Bo Lockley: [smiling wistfully] I was going to be the new cop.
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Changes (Messin' With My Mind)
Written and Performed by Vernon Burch
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Classic Seventies
29 November 2004 | by skywardpicturesSee all my reviews

Okay, so there aren't enough reviews praising this? So, I will write one. It is not so much that this film is underrated, it deserves the place it has, in the unvarnished uniqueness of post French Connection New York films greenlit because Connection won best picture. This picture is interesting because in the middle of all the crime stuff, it's center is really a chewy for relationships (the kind that guys write after watching 'The Dirty Dozen' or 'Serpico' 20 times), and it is that dark center of distrust with it's dangerous home truths that provides the engine of drama.

Ever feel like that's all life is -- police stories? This one will fuel you're suspicions, if you allow yourself to go along with it (which is hard to do), but that's what New York dark cinema is supposed to do.

But see it to celebrate Susan Blakely, with 'Rich Man Poor Man' as the second part of the double bill. She has her place as a TV queen but before that she also did some very nice work large screen and showed real promise with this pic. The wardrobe, the Tidyman script, the Tosi cinematography in New York, and with the tortured performance of Moriarty there you have it. It is not a satisfying film, that is why the reactions, but it isn't supposed to be. "Report to the Commissioner" happens every day here, ask James Mills who wrote it, he has since discovered it happens all over the world.

Watch 'The Way We Were' after to see Blakely just coming on the scene, if this one is too dark for you, or, 'Who'll Stop the Rain' to see Moriarty.


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