Coogan's Bluff

  • 15
  • Don Siegel (1968)
  • US
  • 90 min
Coogan's Bluff
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Clint Eastwood still wore a cowboy hat in his first attempt to move from the western landscape into the contemporary urban setting, but under Don Siegel's taut direction he carried off the switch successfully. In many ways the forerunner of Dirty Harry, Eastwood's laconic Arizona sheriff tracking down a murderer in Manhattan was his first character to get upset by big-city sleaze and escalating crime. This stylish and gritty crime drama set the seal on Eastwood's screen persona for decades to come and later inspired the McCloud TV series.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Clint Eastwood and Lee J Cobb. Walt Coogan, a no-nonsense deputy sheriff from Arizona, arrives in New York to collect an escaped killer being held in custody. But he soon runs up against red tape, and when his prisoner escapes, he is taken off the case. Coogan, however, is determined to get his man.

Cast and crew

Cast

Walt Coogan
Clint Eastwood
Sheriff McElroy
Lee J Cobb
Julie
Susan Clark
Linny Raven
Tisha Sterling
Ringerman
Don Stroud
Mrs Ringerman
Betty Field
Sheriff McCrea
Tom Tully
Millie
Melodie Johnson
Jackson
James Edwards
Running Bear
Rudy Diaz
Pushie
David Doyle
Taxi driver
Louis Zorich
Big Red
Meg Myles
Mrs Fowler
Marjorie Bennett
Young hood
Seymour Cassel
Bellboy
John Coe
Omega
Skip Battyn
Wonderful Digby
Albert Popwell
Madison Avenue man
Conrad Bain
Ferguson
James Gavin
Desk sergeant
Albert Henderson
Room clerk
Syl Lamont
Prison hospital guard
Jess Osuna
Good Eyes
Jerry Summers
Mrs Amador
Antonia Rey
Go-go dancer
Marya Henriques

Crew

Director
Don Siegel

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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