5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
This movie showcases Eastwood's progression from the Spaghetti westerns of the 1960's to Dirty Harry in the 1970's. Eastwood is the classic, un-politically correct (very refreshing) anti-hippie hero in this movie. Great action and great one liners ("You better drop that blade, or you won't believe what happens next, even while it's happening).
Published on Aug 3 2004 by Graydon B MacCharles
3.0 out of 5 stars A more brutal "McCloud," a cleaner "Dirty Harry"
The inspiration for TV's long running "McCloud," this first collaboration of Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel is a violent and frequently funny variation on the fish out of water theme of Frank Capra's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." Eastwood is an Arizona lawman hunting down an escaped convict in the urban jungles of New York where his...
Published on May 25 1999 by B. W. Fairbanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Huntington's disease !?!,
This review is from: Coogan's Bluff (DVD)Coogan's Bluff (Don Siegel) USA 1968
When Arizona deputy sheriff Coogan and his Stetson hit 'Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel' club in the Village, a 'clash of civilizations' hangs in the air. Quite unable to make 'peace' Coogan is yet ready for occasional 'love'.
Great 1968 Siegel/Eastwood collaboration! Siegel's son Kris Tabori came up with the discotheque's name which was in fact the sound stage for 'Phantom of the Opera' on the Universal lot. See Don's autobio 'A Siegel Film' for more details.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!,
This review is from: Coogan's Bluff (DVD)This movie showcases Eastwood's progression from the Spaghetti westerns of the 1960's to Dirty Harry in the 1970's. Eastwood is the classic, un-politically correct (very refreshing) anti-hippie hero in this movie. Great action and great one liners ("You better drop that blade, or you won't believe what happens next, even while it's happening).
5.0 out of 5 stars Arizona gives mighty New York a lesson in extradition,
Clint Eastwood ... Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan
Albert Henderson ... Desk sergeant
Arizona Deputy Sheriff Coogan (Eastwood)comes to New York City to transport a prisoner, James Ringerman (Don Stroud ) back to Arizona for a suspected murder when he runs into lack of cooperation from Det. Lt. McElroy, NYPD (Lee J. Cobb), a cynical, overworked NYPD cop used to runarounds and bureaucracy. A typical provincial New Yorker who thinks New York is the center of the universe. he continually refers to
Coogan takes it upon himself to give the NYPD a lesson in extradition, Arizona style. An entertaining way to spend a couple of hours. I recommend it, like almost any other Eastwood film.
Joseph (Joe) Pierre
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Eastwood Urban Western Gets a Makeover,
This review is from: Coogan's Bluff (DVD)Another great Clint Eastwood movie gets the DVD release treatment, and finds Clint playing the title role in this "rural cop in the big city" action drama. This movie paved the way for the long running and succesful (though much more benign) TV series "McCloud" starring Dennis Weaver, and deals with the cultural clash between a Sheriff from Arizona, and NYPD's finest. This is a fairly straightforward story, but handled very well by the Don Siegel in the directors chair, who went on to make other Eastwood gems such as Dirty Harry a couple of years later. Fighting off the constant stereotyping by his New York brother officers, Lt Coogan (Eastwood) is a laconic fish out of water, and has to track down and return to Arizona with escaped killer Ringerman, played by Don Stroud. Red tape, and more than a little obstruction by the locals, mainly in the form of Lee J Cobb as his opposite number add to his woes, along with being caught up in the 60's drug and crime scene. The story suffers a little from this point of view, as the hippie psychedelic portrayal looks a bit dated, but the action more than makes for this minor complaint. Plenty of pace makes the 95 minute running time zoom by, and even though the ending is more than a little familiar, it's still a very enjoyable movie. Good solid early Eastwood action with a few great moments of comedy thrown in, and a particularly clever choreograghed bar room brawl, complete with pool sticks and balls is worth seeing also, and durability on the rewatching scale makes this a solid buy for fans and newcomers alike. Enjoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!,
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First he has a go at a married woman ("is he home?") then he
has a go with the bad guys girlfriend! All the while pursing a hot brunette, and even turning down a naked club girl whose knockers bump off his hat as she flies into his arms!
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable urban western,
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Action Police Movie!,
York police establishment the wrong way. Eventually the Arizona lawman bags his quarry. This is a good action movie.It has a good plot and the actors and actresses are also very good. This is a movie to see.
4.0 out of 5 stars Clint Eastwood gives New York 24 hours...to get out of town!,
Eastwood is the quietly spoken, straightforward Arizona lawmen Walt Coogan sent to New York City to return captured escapee James Ringerman (Don Stroud). Coogan slips up, Ringerman escapes and the hunt is on through the bars, discotheques and parks of New York City for the violent criminal. Solid character actor Lee J. Cobb, plays the frustrated New York police Lieutenant McElroy trying to keep Coogan and his rough and tumble Arizona law enforcement methods in check.
One can't help but get the feeling that "Coogans Bluff" was almost like a dry run for Clint & Don Siegel for the pair's upcoming 1971 cop thriller "Dirty Harry"....about another maverick law enforcement officer refusing to accept mediocrity !
"Coogans Bluff" is an interesting and stylish work that is still enjoyable to watch.
PS. Keep your eyes open in the sequence when Clint enters the discotheque, and they are flashing various images on the walls...you see a very quick glimpse of footage from the 1958 film "Tarantula" where Clint had a bit part as a jet pilot sent to kill the giant arachnid with napalm !!
5.0 out of 5 stars COOGONS BLUFF,
3.0 out of 5 stars A more brutal "McCloud," a cleaner "Dirty Harry",
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Coogan's Bluff by Don Siegel (DVD - 2004)
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