Cinema: Worn-Down Gumshoes


Directed by ROBERT CULP Screenplay by WALTER HILL

There is little sense but much of interest in this quirkish thriller about a couple of Los Angeles gumshoes on their uppers. Al Hickey (Bill Cosby) and Frank Boggs (Robert Culp) are two private eyes who look as if they just got pulled out of a lineup. Their office is off a parking lot behind Hollywood Boulevard, although you'd have a better chance of finding them at the bar down the street, last two stools on the end.

Al and Frank are hired by a limp-wristed shyster to locate his girl friend. "A...

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