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Freebie and the Bean Details

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Freebie (James Caan) and the Bean (Alan Arkin) are a pair of San Francisco cops. Red Meyers (Jack Kruschen) is the mobster whom Freebie and the Bean would like to see behind bars -- or, failing that, six feet under. Nothing stands in the way of the cops' pursuit of Meyers, meaning that private property is given quite a going-over in this picture. The film's most memorable scene finds Freebie and the Bean crashing their car into a poor schnook's living room. TV favorites Loretta Swit and Valerie Harper play the only female roles worth mentioning. The racist and sexist humor in Freebie and the Bean may not go over as well today as it did in the politically incorrect early '70s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1974

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Valerie Harper New Star of the Year - Female 1974 Nominee

Cast

Alan Arkin
as Bean
James Caan
as Freebie
Loretta Swit
as Meyers' Wife
Jack Kruschen
as Red Meyers
Mike Kellin
as Lt. Rosen
Valerie Harper
as Bean's Wife
Marvin Walters
as Policeman
Whitey Hughes
as Broder
Christopher Morley
as Transvestite
Alex Rocco
as District Attorney
Frank Orsatti
as Laundry Truck Driver
Eddy Donno
as Bag Man
Kathryn Witt
as Whitey's Girl
Jerry Walter
as Salesman
Thomas Huff
as Bellboy
Gary Kent
as Ambulance Attendant
Linda Marsh
as Freebie's Girl
John Garwood
as Chauffeur
Paul Koslo
as Whitey

Crew

Richard Rush
Director
Richard Rush
Producer
Robert Kaufman
Screenwriter
Laszlo Kovacs
Cinematographer
Dominic Frontiere
Composer (Music Score)
Frederic Steinkamp
Editor
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director
Floyd Mutrux
Executive Producer
Chris Seitz
First Assistant Director
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