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"What this film exposes about undercover vice cops can't be seen on your television set."
  • R
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.4  (1,822)

Busting is a 1974 action crime film that stars Elliott Gould and Robert Blake as two vice squad detectives. Directed by Peter Hyams and produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, the film takes place in Los Angeles and follows the two detectives as they try to take down a major drug syndicate. The movie kicks off with Gould's character, Michael Keneely, and Blake's character, Patrick Farrel, trying to catch a group of prostitutes in the act. However, they quickly realize that their boss is corrupt and is tipping off the pimps before they can make an arrest. Keneely and Farrel decide to take matters into their own hands and start investigating a bigger fish - a drug lord named Rizzo.

The detectives go undercover and infiltrate the syndicate, working their way up the chain of command by purchasing drugs and gaining the trust of Rizzo's men. They encounter a variety of obstacles along the way, including a crooked cop who is also working for Rizzo and a pair of brutal enforcers who will stop at nothing to protect their boss.

As Keneely and Farrel get closer to Rizzo, the stakes get higher and the danger increases. They risk their lives to bring down the syndicate and put an end to the corruption that threatens to engulf the entire city.

Busting is a gritty, realistic portrayal of the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, with a dark and suspenseful atmosphere that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Gould and Blake deliver powerful performances as the two cops who are determined to do the right thing, even if it means putting themselves in harm's way.

Allen Garfield rounds out the cast with his portrayal of Rizzo, the ruthless drug lord who will do anything to protect his empire. Garfield's performance is chilling and convincing, making him a worthy adversary for the two detectives.

The film is also notable for its use of location shooting, with many scenes shot on the streets of Los Angeles, giving the film an authentic feel. The action scenes are well choreographed and add to the overall tension of the film.

Busting is a classic example of 70s crime cinema, with all the grit and realism that audiences of the time expected. The film was a critical success upon its release and has since become a cult classic, beloved by fans of the genre.

Overall, Busting is a must-see for fans of crime cinema, with a powerful story, compelling performances, and an authentic atmosphere that transports viewers back to the mean streets of 70s Los Angeles.

Busting is a 1974 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    6.4  (1,822)