Cinema: Sour Notes

THE CHOIRBOYS Directed by Robert Aldrich Screenplay by Christopher Knopf

Choir practice, according to Policeman turned Novelist Joseph Wambaugh, is a harness-bull euphemism for what cops do together off duty to relieve the tensions of their enervating jobs. It appears to consist mainly of boozing, wenching and venting gripes against their superiors and the semimilitary system in which they toil. It follows that the participants in these raunchy revels are The Choirboys. The movie of the same title just got in under the New Year's Day wire as 1977's most repulsive release, but Hollywood...

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