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Tag: Walter Matthau

Laughing Policeman
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Another Look at The Laughing Policeman (***) and serial killer “procedurals” in the early 1970’s

Police “procedurals” then and now spend much of their time ignoring rules, then thanking those who advised them on police work.

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Charley Varrick (**1/2) A simpler, more horrible time

Matthau’s line about this is better than any line in the film “I have seen it three times, and am of slightly better than average intelligence but I still don’t quite understand what’s going on. Is there a device we can use to explain to people what they’re seeing?”