R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Michael Winner was offered the chance to direct, but declined.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle:
Merry Christmas. What's your name, little boy?
Little Boy: Eric.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Uh-huh, Eric. What do you want for Christmas Eric? Hmmm?
Very early in the film, Cloudy and Popeye corner a criminal, and he slashes Cloudy's hand with a knife. Yet the man wields his knife clearly at least a foot above where Cloudy's hand is, almost at his shoulder level.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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