The New Centurions
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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
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Richard Fleischer
- Media Format : Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 43 minutes
- Release date : September 23, 2008
- Actors : Stacy Keach, George C. Scott, Jane Alexander, Rosalind Cash, Erik Estrada
- Dubbed: : None
- Subtitles: : None
- Producers : Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Mill Creek
- ASIN : B001CDKQ76
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #38,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This is a true-to-life story of cops and their daily struggles as they balance their jobs with their personal life. George C. Scott is excellent in this movie and worth watching for his acting alone. Stacy Keach gives a great performance as a new cop juggling family and his quest to further his career beyond the police department.
Plenty of action sequences and a true depiction of the struggles that our police force face on a daily basis. Watch Erik Estrada in one of his earliest roles.
A must see movie for action, drama, and life on the streets. I own the VHS version and I am glad that this movie was finally released on DVD. A true classic.
Top reviews from other countries
littered with familiar faces erik estrada etc
has a hint of realism based on ex cop joseph wambaughs novel