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

everybody's a crook.

George, you come home

every night...

with a sack of

groceries, right?

You don't do that with

any employee discount.

You just pack up the bag...

and walk out the door,

right, Georgie?

Now, wait a minute.

That's a prerogative of

my managerial position.

Now, if the salary

that l was paid...

reflected my true value

to the firm--

you'd do the same thing

in spades, George.

Look, everybody hustles.

Nobody likes it.

What are you gonna do?

The way l look at it,


there's this many people,

there's this much money.

So we gotta steal

a little...

to make up

the difference, right?

Well, now, there l can

go along with you.

l mean, it's right.

You gotta make up

the difference.

Like me in

the supermarket...

you guys trying to get

what you can get.

But the point is this--

Hey, George, will you

knock off that crap?!

l'm sick and tired

of hearing people...

talk about all the corruption

that cops are involved in.

People don't know

the first thing...

about what the hell

they're talking about!

lf Tommy and l

wanted to be corrupt...

we could get

anything we want!

With all we know and

with the position we're in...

we could get anything, man...

and l'm not talking

frozen broccoli...

or potato chips, pal.

l mean anything.

You know what anything is?


But we're good cops...

so we control ourselves.

He's right, Georgie.

Tom? Tom, come on.

We're gonna take

some pictures now.

To be used as evidence

against us in the morning.

Be right there, Mary.

You know, George,

you're not a bad guy...

but you love to bust chops,

don't you?

Hey, let's get

the cops together, huh?

We'll have a mug shot.

Hey, Joe, gonna get

in the lineup?

How about the lineup?

OK, sweetheart.

We're gonna shoot now.

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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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