- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 14, 2000
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 04/30/1999
"...Fast-paced and gritty..."
New York Times - 10/09/1998
"...[The film] has attained the status of a valuable cultural gauge..."
This great, mostly forgotten 70's urban actioner was deservedly revived by Quentin Tarantino's distribution company, Rolling Thunder in 1998. The story is as follows: two cops, one black and the other white, are assigned the most difficult and potentially dangerous case of their careers when ambitious robbers hit a fund-raising affair for Michigan's first Black gubernatorial candidate. This results in much double crossing, a lot of gunplay, non-candy coated handling of racial tension, and a fantastically long and gritty chase scene around the fringes of Detroit in large, early 70's model automobiles. A great script and tight performances make this far better than most 70's exploitation films. Recommended!
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Get ready to get down with DETROIT 9000 -- a fast-paced action movie that's been called the hippest crime story ever! A gang of gun-toting goons have staged a daring, big-money rip-off at a high-society fund-raiser for the state's first black candidate for governor! For the two Detroit cops assigned to solve the caper, politically charged corruption and violence then explode in what turns out to be the deadliest case of their careers! Jam-packed with nonstop action, sexy distractions, and funky music -- fans of fun and entertaining gangster pictures won't want to miss this critically acclaimed classic!
Race Relations |
- Filmed on location in Detroit.