Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

The New Centurions


[[Performer~P115912~Joseph Wambaugh~josephwambaugh]]'s best-seller about patrol-car cops in urban Los Angeles is given a competent yet antiseptic treatment by director [[Performer~P89964~Richard Fleischer~richardfleischer]]. The film has a bad-tasting us-versus-them mentality in its depiction of patrolmen-civilian interaction, and its hopeless atmosphere carries over into the bleak suicide of one of the principle characters. But behind its rancid veneer, the story is the old "B"-movie police story...more