R | | Action, Comedy, Crime
San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.
In the dentist office scene, Alan Arkin reads an issue of "Good Housekeeping" with Mary Tyler Moore on the cover. This is most likely an inside joke, as Arkin's wife is played by Valerie Harper, Moore's co-star at the time on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970).
You guys aren't qualified to guard the fish at the local aquarium.
When Freebie and the Bean lose the head-on collision battle with the van, their crumbling Ford then makes a right turn down a wrong way street, and collapses on the right-hand side of the street. In the next shot, the car is way on the left and even next to another car which wasn't there previously.
During opening credits, as people walk in front of the camera, the older names are erased and the newer names appear.
ABC edited 16 minutes from this film for its 1978 network television premiere.
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