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Old 04-27-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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Oh okay. I found the gang's costumes to be unintentionally campy as if they gangs went all out to hire professional costume designers. Plus if the cops were tougher back then, why would the gangs be dumb enough to have uniforms that clearly shows who they are, rather than blending in...

So if cops in the 70s were not saints like today, than how come Dirty Harry was controversial, or were cops still not as tough as Dirty Harry? How much of non-saints were they?
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Oh okay. I found the gang's costumes to be unintentionally campy as if they gangs went all out to hire professional costume designers. Plus if the cops were tougher back then, why would the gangs be dumb enough to have uniforms that clearly shows who they are, rather than blending in...

So if cops in the 70s were not saints like today, than how come Dirty Harry was controversial, or were cops still not as tough as Dirty Harry? How much of non-saints were they?
Look up Serpico for some examples
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I bet the op likes Victoria Justice music.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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But if the DJ reported this over the air, the cops would be after her for questioning and investigation, so why did she do it, is the question.

Not that it really matters I guess.
it's a movie, not a documentary
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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Hahaha!
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Itís a movie that needs to be judged for the time it was made. NYC was riddled with gang crime and criminal police force that makes todayís cops look like saints. When this movie came out it was controversial because of the subject matter. Some theaters refused to play and some stopped showings because of fights. It was a sort of a Homer like story transferred to street gangs. It was low budget and gritty which is what it was like back then. Some of the gangs were excessively stylized to differentiate them from other gangs. The radio DJ was like the gangsí dispatcher, likely a pirate radio. The brunette from the Orphans gang later appeared in a TV series with Ted Knight in the 1980s. The small guy with the spray paint who gets cut on the arm was in The Electric Company and died very young. The actor that did the most work since the movie was the one who played Ajax.
The female undercover cop was Mercedes Ruehl.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:10 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcsj9YTMCyo
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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Yeah thanks, I already watched that book vs. movie episode . The book looks a lot more interesting.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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After the events in the final scene, Swan actually went on to make something of his life. He put his gang ways behind him and served his country in Mega Force.

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Old 05-04-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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Yeah thanks, I already watched that book vs. movie episode . The book looks a lot more interesting.
Ooh, I was thinking thank God they ditched those scenes. Who wants to read about random murders and a girl being gang raped on top of a dead body? Sounds horrendous. I actually started reading that book once, but didnít get very far into it before I got distracted and wanted to put it away. It may have been a great book, but I didnít give it much of a chance.
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