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Freebie and The Bean 1975 ****

 

The attitudes to race, sex and wanton property destruction have conspired to keep Richard Rush’s perfect buddy cop movie offscreen for long periods of time, but now you can experience what decades of taste arbitrators have deemed unacceptable for mainstream broadcast. A favourite of Stanley Kubrick, Freebie and The Bean stars Alan Arkin and James Cann as two cops talking down a drug-lord.  Urban chaos ensues with cars, motorbikes and truck flying in all directions; the joke is that the cops cause more problems than they resolve. Arkin and Caan’s repartee is exquisite, and  the scene where Caan busts open a tampax machine to staunch the blood from a bullethole is a stone-cold tough guy classic.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/freebie-and-the-bean/id651963088

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