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

'What's that for?'

Perfect performance.

Very subtle.

I'm going crazy!

I'm gonna push him, terrific.

You know, it worked, didn't it?

I scared the crap out of him.

- 'It was terrible.'

- 'I was imitating you.'


'Well, I was bad.

First time I did it.'

[horns blaring]

(man on radio)

'...the first caller

that gets the correct title'

'of the song

we're about to play'

'gets not one,

but two free tickets'

'to the Super Bowl!'

Look at this shit.

Christ, if it's like

this on Friday

what's it gonna

be like on Sunday?

All this city needs

are a thousand more pimps

and boys

and rednecks going ape-shit.

Well, the mayor

wanted the Super Bowl.


'What do you read

that shit for?'

You don't have to pass no exam

if you wanna be a lieutenant,

you know that, don't you?

I'd still like to know

what's in it.

Put it down.

Come on, put it, put it down.

- Hey.

- Well, listen to me.

'Stop reading that shit.

I'm talking to you.'

'Listen to me.'

'Remember what I told you

about the apartment buildings?'

- Yeah.

- 'Forget about it.'


'Penthouse at the Hilton.'

I figured it out.

You dump the old lady

and the kids

you come live with me,

we have a ball.

It's bad enough

I gotta work with you.

Now you want me

to live with you?

Alright, you don't wanna be

a millionaire.

You know, you could

eat 48 tacos a day.

And I can still have

you steal them for me.



It's as you drive a Cadillac

or a Toyota.

You're still gonna

get stuck in this crap.

No, no, no, no.

See that's where you're wrong.

Millionaires, yeah,

they got special lanes.

- They go fast.

- Oh, yeah?

Oh, yeah.

That's right.

They don't have to wait

for the cars.

We got that right now.

[siren wailing]

That's right.

(man on radio)

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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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