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The Seven-Ups (1973)

A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

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Philip D'Antoni

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Albert Ruben (screenplay), Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... Buddy - Seven-Up
Victor Arnold ... Barilli - Seven-Up
Jerry Leon Jerry Leon ... Mingo - Seven-Up
Ken Kercheval ... Ansel - Seven-Up
Tony Lo Bianco ... Vito Lucia
Larry Haines Larry Haines ... Max Kalish
Richard Lynch ... Moon
Bill Hickman ... Bo
Lou Polan Lou Polan ... Carmine Coltello
Matt Russo Matt Russo ... Festa
Joe Spinell ... Toredano
Robert Burr Robert Burr ... Lt. Hanes
Rex Everhart ... Inspector Gilson
David Wilson ... Bobby
Ed Jordan Ed Jordan ... Bruno
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Storyline

Buddy, Barilli, Mingo and Ansel, detectives with the NYPD, comprise a secret investigative unit called the Seven-Ups, who, largely undercover, focus on cases leading to felony convictions with prison sentences of seven years or more for the criminals in question. Many within the NYPD who know about the unit don't support the idea of it because of the often unethical way they work on the cases, but their superior, Inspector Gilson, defends the unit solely because of the results. On the sly, Buddy, who is the head of the team, gets much of the information for the cases from Vito Lucia, a childhood friend who still lives and works in the old neighborhood where much of the crime is based. Vito knows that his life could be in danger if the mob finds out that he acts as a snitch for the police. After Buddy starts looking into the loan sharking business of some local mob members, unknown to him some of those mob members are shaken down for a minimum $100,000 apiece, one by one kidnapped for ... Written by Huggo

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When they're on the job, it's hard to tell the cops from the killers. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armoton ryhmä See more »

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Budget:

$2,425,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco', Sonny Grosso and Bill Hickman also starred in The French Connection (1971). See more »

Goofs

Damage to the windshield on Buddy's car (Ventura) disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Manucci: Now look. We can do this the easy way, or the hard way.
Toredano the Garage Man: I told you, man, I only work at the garage. I don't know nothin'.
Toredano the Garage Man: [holds his hands up] Look. Look at my hands. I've been here before. You do what you gotta' do. I didn't talk then... and I ain't talkin' now.
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The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear at the beginning. Instead we get a credit saying "Twentieth Century-Fox Presents". See more »

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Very underrated + Moon!!!
22 August 2004 | by jetjagSee all my reviews

What an underrated flick. Great action.Great tension.The only thing (you could ask for) would have been Friedkin directing it. I know, I know. Same year as Exorcist. Still... One comment which was made referred to the plot being confusing which I slightly agree with. Friedkin might have cracked the whip on that part. I always thought you could do a lot of different things in a car wash. And Moon!!! Thank God for Richard Lynch. What an actor.And the driver. He should have acted more. Great menace.With those little glasses. Also underrated is Roy. He never got his due. He should have won for All That Jazz. FC II is great, but this is too overlooked. p.s. AVOID THE NEW EXORCIST. Wait for Schraeder DVD.


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