The League of Hard-Boiled Supercops

Once again, inspiration via Bully:



Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan, San Francisco PD
Detective Frank Serpico, NYPD
Detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle, NYPD
Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, San Francisco PD
Detective Lieutenant John McQ, Seattle PD

July, 1972. On both sides of the country, there is upheaval in the criminal underworld. A potent new shipment of heroin has hit the streets from San Francisco to New York. The battle for control of the drug trade has become an all-out war between the most notorious gangs in the country. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire. Determined to stem the violence, the police departments on the most affected cities agree to a joint task force to discover the source of the new drugs, and to stamp out the organization responsible once and for all.
From San Francisco come Lieutenant Frank Bullitt and Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan, two of the most decorated investigators on the force with years of experience. Bullitt, a legend on the force, is wary of his new partner’s reputation for unnecessary force. Callahan, for his part, sees Bullitt as a soft touch who lacks the will to do what must be done. The NYPD assigns Detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Detective Frank Serpico. Doyle, fresh off the celebrated bust of the French heroin organization, is eager to take on a new challenge, but despises Serpico, who has testified against other officers in corruption hearings. Serpico, a media darling, suspects he was assigned to the case merely to take him out of the city and away from the spotlight. Their initial inquiries point them towards Seattle, a small city with a weak and under-manned police department but advanced port facilities. When the four officers arrive, they’re given an escort in the form of Detective Lieutenant John McQ, a veteran officer on his last legs, annoyed at the presence of strangers in his town.
Together, these five men will uncover a secret so great that hundreds have died to protect. They will expose corruption that reaches to the highest levels. And to close the case, one of them will have to make the ultimate sacrifice…

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I dare you to tell me you wouldn’t see that movie.


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