George C. Scott stars as Kilvinsky, a gruff veteran beat cop who’s assigned to teach troubled young rookie Roy Fehler (Stacy Keach) how to police the mean streets of Los Angeles. But Kilvinsky’s outdated tough-cop ways and Fehler’s mounting problems at home threaten to completely unravel the pair. Jane Alexander, Erik Estrada and Roger E. Mosley co-star in this gritty adaptation of the novel by Joseph Wambaugh.
|George C. Scott||Stacy Keach|
|Jane Alexander||Scott Wilson|
|Rosalind Cash||Erik Estrada|
|Clifton James||Richard E. Kalk|
|James Sikking||Isabel Sanford|
|Roger E. Mosley|
THE AV REVIEW:
In the same way, The New Centurions shoots itself in the gut again and again, albeit it on different scales. What could have been a nuanced portrait of the men in blue ends up a film that makes sure we don’t miss the allusion of its title — by way of a long speech delivered in hammers.
The DVD is a great looking release, but it’s average on special features. I was also hoping for a cleaner print, but I’m just glad we’re getting this film in Region 1 for the first time. If you’re a crime film fan…this is a must-buy. Hell, I’d recommend checking out the rest of Sony’s Martini Movies. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a studio get behind their older films like this. It’s much needed.