Best Crime Movies of 1975
Rumpole of the Bailey
An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.
Fred is a psychotic entrepreneur who hopes to convince his wife Janet to invest in a shady land deal. The wife refuses, and the couple continue their heated argument while driving through the Ontario backwoods. When their car crashes, Janet is seriously injured, but Fred leaves the scene, hoping that his wife won't last the night.
Elliott Gould steals Army nerve gas to help him rob banks when heâ€™s kicked out of the military after 15 years of service as a human guinea pig in its chemical warfare experiments.
Starsky and Hutch
A young couple in a car exactly like Starsky's is killed by hitmen and word is out on the street that there's a contract out on Starsky and Hutch. This is a TV-pilot that was an ABC Movie of the Week and later turned into the TV-series.
Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains after a big win gambling with high rollers-- Ron is carted off to prison. Upon his release, he embarks upon a carefully calculated campaign of revenge.
Manhunt in the City
When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!
A former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff takes on the mafia, after his son is beaten and his daughter-in-law raped because of an unpaid debt. He hires Joe Napoli, a Vietnam-Vet to help him track down the mob-boss.
The Kansas City Massacre
Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad to track down and capture the men responsible.
Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone (Jack Thompson) and his offsider (Shane Porteous) investigate the murder of Helga (Judy Morris), whose corpse is found in the basement of the Sydney Opera House.
An RCMP officer is ordered to discreetly take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier. When his prisoner is kidnapped, the officer is drawn into a complicated assasination scheme.