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The Police (1971)

In a society that has eliminated crime, the police department must find a way to justify its own continued existence.

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writer:

Slawomir Mrozek (play)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Dishy ... Prisoner / Aide
Fred Gwynne ... Sergeant
Murray Hamilton ... Chief of Police
John McGiver ... General
Neva Patterson ... Wife
Steven Pringle Steven Pringle ... Policeman
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Storyline

In a modern police state ruled by an infant king and his uncle the regent, the very last imprisoned dissident has recanted. This is NOT good news, for no dissidents means no need for a secret police. The entire force will be out of a job if they can't find at least one dissident. The commanding officer persuades the Sergeant, a plainclothes agent provocateur (so uncomfortable without his uniform that his wife sews gold braid on his undershorts) to falsely claim opposition to the government. Written by Mightymezzo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Television Theater: The Police See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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