Freebie and the Bean (1974)

This proto buddy-cop movie from 1974 is big, brash and frequently un-PC.

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  • Boys' Night In Alternative


A good decade or so before Lethal Weapon came this proto buddy-cop movie from Richard Rush. It’s big, broad, brash and frequently breathtakingly un-PC. However, the chaotic action is glorious, straddling a bonkers line between 70s grit and outright slapstick silliness. Arkin and Caan are a joy to watch and the chases when they come are joyously OTT.

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