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Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

In his 1975 masterpiece COPS VS. THUGS, director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE) paints a dynamic portrait of flourishing corruption and unchecked greed using gritty 70s cop movie elan and true crime expose' detail. Brimming with irresistibly brutal vitality, COPS VS. THUGS demonstrates why Fukasaku counts filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Quentin Tarantino and Takeshi Miike as devoted acolytes.

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The Comeback

The Comeback

Director: Pete Walker
Year: 1978

Pop star Jack Jones (best remembered for the theme from The Love Boat) plays a singer who is haunted by the death of his estranged wife, and led into a confrontation with the killer, in THE COMEBACK. A sleek and entertaining slasher film from director Pete Walker, it is a bloody illustration of the costs of fame.

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The Offence

The Offence

Director: Sidney Lumet
Year: 1972

Officer Johnson (Connery) is an officer who finds himself on a psychological downward spiral when faced with an extremely emotional case. A harrowing and compellingly constructed chamber drama of police brutality and mental anguish, The Offence takes it's audience into the pathos of the common policeman.

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F.I.S.T.

F.I.S.T.

Director: Norman Jewison
Year: 1978

Closely paralleling history, the film follows the rise and fall of union leader Johnny Kovak (Stallone), from his beginnings as an idealistic blue-collar worker to his final position as head of one of the country's most powerful unions: the Federation of Inter-State Truckers. Acting greats Rod Steiger and Peter Boyle lead a fine supporting cast. Wonderfully directed by Norman Jewison with a screenplay by Stallone and Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct).

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Director: John Schlesinger
Year: 1985

Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Sean Penn (Mystic River) deliver superb performances in a true-story spy thriller that is scathing, arresting and laced with white-knuckle excitement.

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The Laughing Policeman

The Laughing Policeman

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Year: 1973

Eight people know who the killer is… and they’re all dead! It's a tough beat for San Francisco police lieutenant Jake Martin (Walter Matthau, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three) when he has to investigate a city bus massacre in which a madman opened machine gunfire on eight people. It's even worse when Martin discovers his former partner is one of the victims.

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Wolf Lake

Wolf Lake

Director: Burt Kennedy
Year: 1980

Steiger plays Charlie, an ex-Marine who lost his only son in the Vietnam War. He and his friends George (Richard Herd, Trancers), Sweeney (Paul Mantee, Framed) and Wilbur (Jerry Hardin, Cujo) fly to a remote Canadian hunting lodge for their annual outing. There they meet the lodge’s new caretaker (David Huffman, Firefox) and his beautiful girlfriend (Robin Mattson, General Hospital). The tension mounts and the hatred slowly builds when Charlie finds out the new caretaker is a deserter.

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House on 92nd Street

House on 92nd Street

Director: Henry Hathaway
Year: 1945

The great Henry Hathaway (23 Paces to Baker Street) directed this classic film noir set in New York City during World War II - The House On 92nd Street is a riveting spy thriller.

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I, the Jury

I, the Jury

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Year: 1982

The tough guy hero of the 40s and the excitement of the 80s come together in this dazzling remake of the classic Mickey Spillane (The Girl Hunters) thriller, I, THE JURY.

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The Undying Monster

The Undying Monster

Director: John Brahm
Year: 1942

Few film directors have mastered the art of suspense, thrills and intriguing plot twists the way that John Brahm (Hangover Square) did – when Helga Hammond (Heather Angel, The Informer) hears about a legend whereby a male member of her family is about to be sacrificed every few years, she discounts the legend as nonsense.

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