This movie was terrific in it's view of what police work was like at that time, before the handcuffs were put on the police more than they were on the criminals. Bumper Morgan was the kind of cop I trained under, and each of them, and he, were real characters. The most memorable line to me was, when Morgan (William Holden) told the State's Attorney, after screwing up in court and being asked why "Because I'm 50 lousy years old, and I just can't cut it anymore!" Only people who have been in law enforcement can understand the truth in that admission...... This is a wonderful movie on many levels. It shows how police work used to be done in another era, it may make some people realize that maybe it was better done that way, it may scare some people, and it truly sheds light on the dilemma that faces a man in the twilight of his chosen career. A stellar performance by Holden, who was in his twilight at the time it was filmed. Perhaps he brought more to the role than even he realized. His personal decline was mirrored in his portrayal of the kind of cop we all want when we are the victim, but never, ever want to face as the offender. Darkly brilliant !
The Blue Knight (1973) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Blue Knight (1973) 1080p
The Blue Knight is a TV movie starring William Holden, Lee Remick, and Joe Santos. Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the...
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Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
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Terrific !Reviewed bysonomabeetsVote: 7/10
Some of William Holden's best work from the 70s is in this made for TV movie The Blue Knight. It came out at the time that Joseph Wambaugh was being celebrated for his work involving police. The Blue Knight was a best selling noveland one of Wambaugh's best.
Holden perfectly captures the aging Bumper Morgan on the last week of his jobhoping to go out on top against the criminals. A prostitute he knew from hisbeat is found murdered.
That in itself is interesting because police as a rule don't give too much attention to crimes against hookers. But Holden is apparently thought of enough that they make an effort on this one.
Holden is keeping company with college professor Lee Remick who would liketo marry and settle down with him. Holden is at loose ends though contemplating his retirement.
Some praise should go to Sam Elliott as the homicide detective who is assigned the hooker case. He and Holden don't get along, but by the endrespect each other. Also to young Sergeant Joe Santos who the following yearwould be another sergeant, Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files who serveskind of as Bumper's alter ego and better self.
What I liked best about this film is that we really have no idea what Holden'sfuture will be. You can speculate for a week about it.
A Golden Globe for Lee Remick and an Emmy for William Holden as Best Actorto go with his Best Actor Oscar for Stalag 17. The Blue Knight is one of thebest made for TV films out there.
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