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Posted on 03/24/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT by vladimir998
Freepers, I need help finding the title of a film. The film was from the 1970s, a crime drama (perhaps a TV movie), in which a police officer/detective who was not respected by his superiors was given a case they thought he couldn't solve. He found the suspect and chased the man (in his underwear or half-dressed IIRC) into an elevator where they had a tense standoff at gun point. In the elevator they talked, and the cop realized the man was not guily (IIRC). They worked together to get out of the elevator and were both killed by waiting police officers.
Does anyone know the name of this film? I have been trying to find it (at least it's title) for sometime now.
Was the supposed criminal a black man? I remember a trailer on tv back the of a black man in boxer shorts running through Manhattan in boxer shorts.
Yes, the suspect was a black man and the cop was white. I don’t remember them running through the streets, but maybe they did. I think they just ran down a hallway from the apartment where the suspect was hiding and into the elevator.
THis site: http://www.imdb.com/keyword/elevator/police/shot-in-the-head/ might be a good starting point
Almost reads like Gary Oldman in the Professional.
Ha! I may have just found it!
Report to the Commissioner
“Less a thriller than a cop drama (despite a climactic chase and tense stand-off in an elevator)...”
See post #8. I think I just found it!
Not Agent Skinner and Mr. X (Steven Williams) with their improvised elevator fight scene? (X Files) Season 2 Episode 17.
You got the trailer right!
I’m amazed! I had just given up trying to find it. That was a good movie.
Thanks! Now I can prove I’m not senile ! Yet!
That looks like a straight to video release.
Yes, it was a good movie!
I’m so glad I finally found it. It has popped into my head every now and then for more than 3 decades! I’ve looked on the internet for it several times and never came close to finidng it.
I first saw the film on TV when I was just a kid, and I never forgot it - although I clearly did not correctly remember some of the details.
Interesting. I know I have seen at least four of those.
Michael Moriarty was in the first four seasons of Law and Order. He was the best.
Glad you found the movie. I’ve been looking for a WWII movie about teens forced to wear the gold star (that may be the name of the movie). One said it was a sheriff’s badge like America’s western ones wore. He watched from a rooftop as his parents were taken away. He ran to join the underground. A middle-aged woman (Louise Fletcher) took him in (and seduced him, of course). Finally, he was shot by the Germans in a line-up with others still protesting.
Can anyone help locate the movie?
Louise Fletcher? Is it The Magician of Lublin? That’s the only WWII movie I know about from her and I know little about it.
Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo, Tony King ("Satin Struthers" in SPARKLE), Michael McGuire, Edward Grover, Dana Elcar, Bob Balaban, William Devane, Stephen Elliott, Richard Gere, Vic Tayback, Albert Seedman, Noelle North.
I'll have to check it out!
Wait. Is this it - The Lucky Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeosb-Utkc
Unfortunately, not one of those movies is available on Netflx streaming.
Is this the lost-movie thread? Does anyone remember an old flick starring...I dunno, maybe it was Gary Cooper...all I remember was one scene. The luckless hero was always getting into misfortune, and at one point acquired a grand old house and next thing you know it burned down. It was, I think, a screwball comedy, and of that era, but maybe it was Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart. It wasn’t “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” and I don’t recall that the house was central to the story, it was just about his horrible bad luck.
Could it be the movie Casanova Brown?
Do you know about locatetv.com? You list all the movies/tv episodes you would like to see, then the site emails you when they are available on tv or online. I have been able to watch some very obscure movies that I would have missed by using that service. You can customize your preferences according to which tv provider you use. It’s pretty handy.
Ok here is a film I have tried to find for years. About a man in his forties or fifties who is involved with a young twenty year old. He is about the same age as the girl’s mother, and at the end, it is suggested that mom is dying and she is happy that the man will be marrying her daughter and caring for her.
Do you have any more details about the film? About when it was made? Was it set in a definable time period? Any stars in it that you remember?
I do think it was a 40s or 50s film. I always thought it was Cary Grant, but a perusal of his work shows that it isnt him. It was a manly suited man like Grant and a well known woman for the mother. Cannot remember the young girl much.
Casanova Brown...I’ll check it out, thanks!
Thank you very much. Yes, The Lucky Star is a movie I have been searching for. Louise Fletcher rescues a Jewish boy whose parents have been arrested by Nazis.