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Experiences of modern-day Los Angeles policemen portraying their hazards, adventures and rewards, starring George C. Scott as Sgt. Kilvinski and Stacy Keach as Roy Fehler. NEW CENTURIONS is based on the novel by Joseph Wambaugh.
Fans of the TV series Police Story and Hill Street Blues will dig this gritty 1972 drama based on Joseph Wambaugh's groundbreaking first novel. George C. Scott is in his element as Kilvinski, the philosophical 20-year veteran who mentors his new night shift partner, Roy (Stacy Keach), a "slick-sleeved" rookie. "Kilvinski's Law," he growls, "If a dude uses his fist, you use your stick. If he uses a stick you use your gun." Quincy Jones' Shaft-ian score gives the film a funky '70s vibe. Jane Alexander costars as Roy's neglected spouse, with Eric Estrada and Scott Wilson as fellow rookies, and Isabel "Weesie" Sanford as one of a vanful of prostitutes the partners roust in one of the few sequences played for laughs. Directed by Richard Fleischer (Compulsion) and written by Academy Award-winner Stirling Silliphant (In the Heat of the Night), The New Centurions deglamorizes the cop drama with gallows humor and sudden and shocking violence. It is a little dated, but in portraying the dangers and stresses that beat cops face everyday, The New Centurions is not, to quote Kilvinski, the same old "Hollywood crap." --Donald Liebenson
Story line, such as it is: three L.A. police officers newly graduated from the academy are each partnered with a hardened veteran and a patrol car, and quickly exposed to all the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom Gregg
I loved this movie!!! I love George C. Scott. I got a great deal on the price & it arrived really fast.Published 4 months ago by Roberta L. Kirk
FIrst part of the movie with George C. Scott....really great...but if you have ever, and I mean ever, taken anyone's advice about anything DO NOT BUY THIS MOVIE, RENT THIS MOVIE or... Read morePublished 5 months ago by OAKLUND