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My Failing Memory | 3.24.2013 | vladimir998

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1970s; crimefilm
Freepers, I need help finding the title of a film. The film was from the 1970s, a crime drama, 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.

1 posted on 03/24/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

???

2 posted on 03/24/2013 11:32:50 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: vladimir998

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.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 11:33:12 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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.


4 posted on 03/24/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

THis site: http://www.imdb.com/keyword/elevator/police/shot-in-the-head/ might be a good starting point


5 posted on 03/24/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: vladimir998

Almost reads like Gary Oldman in the Professional.


6 posted on 03/24/2013 11:38:19 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Good film


7 posted on 03/24/2013 11:39:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: vladimir998

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)...”

http://www.soundonsight.org/9-great-cop-films-you-may-not-have-seen/


8 posted on 03/24/2013 11:41:11 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

See post #8. I think I just found it!


9 posted on 03/24/2013 11:42:19 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Not Agent Skinner and Mr. X (Steven Williams) with their improvised elevator fight scene? (X Files) Season 2 Episode 17.


10 posted on 03/24/2013 11:45:53 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You got the trailer right!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtkIPqjOP_Y


11 posted on 03/24/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

I’m amazed! I had just given up trying to find it. That was a good movie.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 11:48:03 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: vladimir998

Thanks! Now I can prove I’m not senile ! Yet!


13 posted on 03/24/2013 11:55:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: freedumb2003

That looks like a straight to video release.


14 posted on 03/24/2013 11:56:44 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: trisham

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.


15 posted on 03/24/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Interesting. I know I have seen at least four of those.


16 posted on 03/24/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: vladimir998

Michael Moriarty was in the first four seasons of Law and Order. He was the best.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: vladimir998

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?


18 posted on 03/24/2013 12:25:47 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: charlie72

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.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 12:42:58 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
Quite a cast:

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!

20 posted on 03/24/2013 12:43:09 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: charlie72

Wait. Is this it - The Lucky Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeosb-Utkc


21 posted on 03/24/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

bfl


22 posted on 03/24/2013 12:56:34 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: vladimir998

Unfortunately, not one of those movies is available on Netflx streaming.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: vladimir998

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.


24 posted on 03/24/2013 2:57:37 PM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: HomeAtLast

Could it be the movie Casanova Brown?


25 posted on 03/24/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.


26 posted on 03/24/2013 5:26:33 PM PDT by StrictTime
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To: vladimir998

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.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

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?


28 posted on 03/24/2013 5:34:19 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

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.


29 posted on 03/24/2013 5:38:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: StrictTime

Cool, thanks.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 5:38:41 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: vladimir998

Casanova Brown...I’ll check it out, thanks!


31 posted on 03/24/2013 5:43:40 PM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: vladimir998

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.


32 posted on 03/30/2013 3:38:14 PM PDT by charlie72
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