Coogan's Bluff

Coogan's Bluff

DVD - 2004
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Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to escort a prisoner back. Before they can leave, the prisoner escapes and Coogan sets out to capture his prisoner.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios : Universal Studios Home Video, [2004]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780783286631
Call Number: DVD F COOG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Sep 21, 2016

This is a good Eastwood movie- he plays an Arizona deputy sheriff in New York City- so it plays up the ' fish out of water ' aspect. The film rambles a little bit in places but it's a pretty good interim film between the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns and the Dirty Harry movies.

Aug 17, 2014

Clint Eastwood had made a bunch of westerns by this point, but this was a sort of proto-Dirty Harry role for him. He plays an Arizona deputy sheriff who travels to NYC to extradite a prisoner, who then breaks loose. Eastwood is his usual laconic self, although he's more of a player than he usually is, and much of the humor comes from how out of place he is in the big city, especially among the hippies. It's a little dated, but it's tough and sardonic and was the first of many lone wolf cop movies that would be popular in the 70s ("French Connection," "Serpico," "Shaft"). This was the first of five movies Eastwood would do with director Don Siegel. Score by Lalo Schifrin, who wrote the "Mission Impossible" theme. Also see "Dirty Harry," "Escape from Alcatraz," "Two Mules for Sister Sara," and "The Beguiled."

aaa5756 Nov 17, 2011



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