Freebie and the Bean

Synopsis: Freebie and Bean, two San Francisco police detectives, have one goal in life: to bring down Red Meyers, a local hijacking boss. After many fruitless months they finally collect an important piece of evidence. However, before they can get an arrest warrant, they hear the news of the hitman being hired to kill Meyers.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Richard Rush
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

without me for five minutes.'


'It's really bullshit.'

'I'm stupid to even

argue with you, I'm stupid.'

- Bothers you, doesn't it?

- Screw off, will ya?

When you're on the Vice Squad,

I'll come and visit you.

Hey, that's a lot of bullshit.

Your family's sitting

over there on a dirt floor.

- Eating chicken shit.

- I'll bring you soup.

I'll bring Crayolas

and everything!

Kiss my ass, you Mexican.

I'll have conversations

with the principals.

I'll come

and help you make policy.

All of those things.

Hey, Whitey.

Hey, Bean.

Hey, what's going on?

Getting up in the world, huh?

- Yeah.

- Whoo!

How's the hijacking


Hey, uh, you guys know

I don't do that anymore.

Oh, yeah?

We heard you had

a little something going

with Motley, you know!

- Motley?

- Yeah.

No, where'd you hear that?

Oh, just fooling around.

You know where he is?

- 'Uh-uh.'

- You sure?

Hey, man,

I wouldn't shit you guys.

This is high up here.

This high, Bean?

I'm getting a little nauseous.

- What about you?

- Oh!

My legs, they go like rubber.

You got workman's comp,


Sure I got workman's comp.

I'm a member, remember?

Hey, le-lemme ask you something.

Would they cover you

if you like..

You know,

like one day you slipped.

And fell off or somethin'.

Are you covered for that?

Hey, I ain't gonna fall.

I'm careful.

How about if you got pushed off?

What are you do--

Huh, I'm getting crazy.

I'm getting crazy up here!

Where's Motley?

Uh, he, uh, he's out of town.

- Laundering some money.

- Oh, yeah?

'Yeah, he'll be back

on Monday, uh!'

'We play poker Monday.'

He wouldn't miss that,

I'm telling you!

He still live at the same place?

Yeah, he lives there,

I'm telling you, he didn't move.



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Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman (March 22, 1931 – November 21, 1991) was an American screenwriter, film producer and television writer known for such films and series as Getting Straight, Love at First Bite, She's Out of Control, Divorce American Style, The Cool Ones, Freebie and the Bean, How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, The Monkees, and The Ugliest Girl in Town. more…

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