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 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Actor Elliott Gould is known as a subversive 1970's actor because of Robert Altman's "Mash", "The Long Goodbye" and "The California Split" and also the 1969 "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" directed by Paul Mazurski. He played in one Ingmar Bergman: "Beröringen" (1971). But who remembers in early thrillers as:

"Who?" (1973)
"Busting" (1974)


I remember the Neo Noir "Busting" that guest starred a wide array of colorful actors (Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Michael Lerner, Logan Ramsey, Sid Haig, Antonio Fargas) and fabulous urban score by Billy Goldenberg.



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

That was some moustache he could grow!

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Vice Detective Michael Keneely:
"Wouldn't you think the man would've at least had the decency to stay for the sermon?"
Vice Detective Patrick Farrel:
"The Lord's gonna smoke his ass!"









 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Vice Detective Michael Keneely:
"Dear Mom and Dad. How are you? I am just swell. A fag ate my leg."

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Black Henchman working for Rizzo:
[while beating Keneely with brass knuckles]
"Hello, Keneely. You know what, Keneely? I gotta message for you, from my friend. He says: Shazam! That's all; Shazam. Can you dig it?"




 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2009 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Release "Busting" on DVD!
I repeat: Release "Busting" on DVD!




 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2009 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Release "Busting" on DVD!
I repeat: Release "Busting" on DVD!


I just watched this! Fantastic movie! Elliott Gould WAS the early 70s!!!

I enjoyed the witty repartee between Gould and Blake, the cruddiness of their world, and Carl Eller--then of the Minnesota Vikings football team-- beating the shit out of poor Elliott, too.

...And I really need to get me one of those Elliot Gould "walrus" moustaches.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2009 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Is this out on DVD now?

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2009 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Is this out on DVD now?

Don't think so, but it's currently playing "On Demand" via cable.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)



I just watched this! Fantastic movie! Elliott Gould WAS the early 70s!!!

I enjoyed the witty repartee between Gould and Blake, the cruddiness of their world, and Carl Eller--then of the Minnesota Vikings football team-- beating the shit out of poor Elliott, too.

...And I really need to get me one of those Elliot Gould "walrus" moustaches.




I told you it was real good, maaann...
This Neo Noir is very subversive by today's moral standard if you catch my meaning?
The film only exists on VHS.
This was the first film by Peter Hyams that he also wrote and the dialogues are juicy.

Do you like the scene when they burn the car of Rizzo for his birthday?

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I told you it was real good, maaann...
This Neo Noir is very subversive by today's moral standard if you catch my meaning?
The film only exists on VHS.
This was the first film by Peter Hyams that he also wrote and the dialogues are juicy.

Do you like the scene when they burn the car of Rizzo for his birthday?


"For he's a jolly-good fellow....which nobody can deny!"

The 70s: a decade so good, it found room for Elliott Gould!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

What are you favourite scenes?

- the visit of the libinous dentist
- the fag club arrest
- the grotesque trial of the drag queens
- the beating up of Keneely by Rizzo's hoods
- the funny visit in the sex shop
- the burning of Rizzo's car for his birthday
- the supemarket chase
- the escape from the hospital

You name others...



The funny visit in the sex shop.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

What are you favourite scenes?

- the visit of the libinous dentist
- the fag club arrest
- the grotesque trial of the drag queens
- the beating up of Keneely by Rizzo's hoods
- the funny visit in the sex shop
- the burning of Rizzo's car for his birthday
- the supemarket chase
- the escape from the hospital

You name others...


It's all good!

But...

Don't forget those public restroom stakeout scenes which allow for some character backstory(!) for Keneely and the great exchanges between our lowly heroes. I like their relationship with the lieutenant, too.

And Billy Goldenberg's edgy and funky score. Yeah!

I can see why you've been going on about BUSTING for the last couple of years. Good movie. I may watch it again today!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)



It's all good!

But...

Don't forget those public restroom stakeout scenes which allow for some character backstory(!) for Keneely and the great exchanges between our lowly heroes. I like their relationship with the lieutenant, too.

And Billy Goldenberg's edgy and funky score. Yeah!

I can see why you've been going on about BUSTING for the last couple of years. Good movie. I may watch it again today!




Speaking of the main cop characters, one scene is very relevant of the crude daily conditions: Keneely returns to his apartment in the morning, opens his sofa-bed to get some sleep: it's shot with a hard natural light softened by a filter.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


Speaking of the main cop characters, one scene is very relevant of the crude daily conditions: Keneely returns to his apartment in the morning, opens his sofa-bed to get some sleep: it's shot with a hard natural light softened by a filter.


Yes, he had a cramped, barely-functional domecile like our good friend Harry Callahan. The hooker in the beginning of the movie had much better living conditions, thanks to Rizzo...

Everything about this movie was entertaining and enjoyable, despite the sleazy subject matter.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)


Speaking of the main cop characters, one scene is very relevant of the crude daily conditions: Keneely returns to his apartment in the morning, opens his sofa-bed to get some sleep: it's shot with a hard natural light softened by a filter.


Yes, he had a cramped, barely-functional domecile like our good friend Harry Callahan. The hooker in the beginning of the movie had much better living conditions, thanks to Rizzo...

Everything about this movie was entertaining and enjoyable, despite the sleazy subject matter.




Sleazy yes but it's a Neo Noir so that is part of the corrupted underworld.
And the hooker is called Jackie and she makes pay her services to the dentist that's why our buddy cops visit him in his office.
I adore the end freeze frame in which Keneely explains his departure from the forces.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Sleazy yes but it's a Neo Noir so that is part of the corrupted underworld.


Right, and they are vice cops, after all.

Thanks for introducing me to this movie, Farrel.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2009 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Sleazy yes but it's a Neo Noir so that is part of the corrupted underworld.


Right, and they are vice cops, after all.

Thanks for introducing me to this movie, Farrel.



I also enjoys witnessing that the Syndicate infiltrates the police and the superior of both vice cops summon them to lecture them in his dark and gloomy office.
Let's hope it gets a DVD treatment with a trailer and perhaps the director's commentaries since it was his first feature film and he adapted his own script: in short, it was an "auteur" film.

 
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