Cops and Robbers

Synopsis: Tom and Joe are disillusioned New York City cops who decide to pull off one big robbery and retire on the proceeds. Bearer bonds are what the local Mafia boss will buy, so that's what they go for. Central Park is the location for the switch. Can they come out of it with their lives and the money ?
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Aram Avakian
Production: United Artists
89 min

Where'd l get the seeds?

Hey, Joe!

What are you

gonna do now?

l'm not gonna

give it back...

if that's what you mean.

l mean, are you

gonna do it again?

l don't know.

See you around.

Did you get anything?

Not from that

son of a bitch.

He gets a ticket.

Don't worry about it.

l'll get us another one.


broken taillight.

What else

could l hit him with?

Oh, hey,

easy in the pool, huh?

...streets and sewers,

built to suit yourself

on rambling, quarter-acre,

wooded lots...

with a lovely view

of Acapulco Lake.

Efficient, clean,

country air...

luxurious space...

Well, this will not make

any Singapore slings.

We'll have

a gin and tonic...

like everybody else,

all right?

OK. Sure there's

enough food?

There's plenty.

How's Maximillian doing?


Huh? Mmm!

Be careful, hear?

-Got it?


George, you're

a screwdriver, right?

Damn right l am!


ls everybody happy?

ls everybody happy?

How you guys

can stand the...


l try, but even in

my own backyard...


Boy, l thank God...

l got out of that

rat race 5 years ago--

everybody pushing

everybody around...


chiseling a buck...

even the cops tearing off

a little here and there.

lt's a natural result

of congestion.

lt's the way of

the world, George.

Not out here.

Out here, it's just

like anyplace else.

You know, you guys think

that everybody is a crook.

lt's being a cop in the city

that gives you that idea...

seeing all that corruption,

having a little part in it.

You got a bug up your back

about something?

lt's all right, Joe.

What's he getting at?

He's not getting

at anything.

Hey, George,

a lot of civilians...

can't quite make it

on their salaries.

You see what l mean?

l mean, the city

distorts your mind.

l mean, you think

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Donald E. Westlake

Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit. He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres. He was a three-time Edgar Award winner, one of only three writers (the others are Joe Gores and William L. DeAndrea) to win Edgars in three different categories (1968, Best Novel, God Save the Mark; 1990, Best Short Story, "Too Many Crooks"; 1991, Best Motion Picture Screenplay, The Grifters). In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America named Westlake a Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by the society. more…

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