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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!
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