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Busting
Directed by Peter Hyams
Produced by Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Written by Peter Hyams
Starring Elliott Gould
Robert Blake
Allen Garfield
Antonio Fargas
Sid Haig
Michael Lerner
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Cinematography Earl Rath
Editing by James Mitchell
Studio United Artists
Release date(s) 1974
Running time 91 min.
Country United States
Language English

Busting is a 1974 film. It was directed by Peter Hyams and stars Elliott Gould and Robert Blake as police officers. The film is episodic, depicting the two cops teaming on several different cases with varying degrees of success but then everything centers on them trying to bust one main criminal named "Rizzo" (Allen Garfield).

The film is also extremely cynical, strongly implying that crime does pay ... and that the biggest criminals in society are corrupt politicians and businessmen who will never be punished for their crimes. The film ends with an unusual soundtrack flash-forward. While we see Gould attempting to arrest a powerful figure who will ultimately walk free, we also hear something which hasn't happened yet: Gould's character quitting the police force and applying for a civilian job.

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