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The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)

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106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Crusading minister gets involved in the lives of members of a New York City street gang.
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Don Murray (screenplay) | James Bonnet (screenplay) | Elizabeth Sherrill (book) | John Sherrill (book) | David Wilkerson (novel)
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Updated Jun 30, 1970

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Jun 1970 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Pat Boone
David Wilkerson David Wilkerson   See fewer
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Erik Estrada
Nicky Cruz Nicky Cruz   See fewer
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Jacqueline Giroux
Rosa (as Jackie Giroux) Rosa (as Jackie Giroux)   See fewer
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Jo-Ann Robinson
Little Bo Little Bo   See fewer
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Don Blakely
Abdullah Abdullah   See fewer
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Gil Frazier
Big Cat Big Cat   See fewer
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Don Lamond
Sergeant Delano Sergeant Delano   See fewer
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Sam Capuano
Hector Gomez Hector Gomez   See fewer
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Alex Colon
Mingo Mingo   See fewer
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Hechter Ubarry
Moonlight (as Hector Mercado) Moonlight (as Hector Mercado)   See fewer
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Dorothy James
Graciela Gomez Graciela Gomez   See fewer
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David Connell
Pusher Pusher   See fewer
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Steven Blackwell
Bottlecap (as Darryl Speer) Bottlecap (as Darryl Speer)   See fewer
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Thomas Mooney
Chance Chance   See fewer
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Vince O'Brien
Judge (as Vincent O'Brien) Judge (as Vincent O'Brien)   See fewer
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Jay Devlin
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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Paul Haney
Lawyer Lawyer   See fewer
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Stanley Finesmith
Trial Defendant Trial Defendant   See fewer
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Sal Christi
Court Policeman Court Policeman   See fewer
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Andrew T. Murphy
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Kleg Seth
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Laura Figueroa
Mau Mau Deb Mau Mau Deb   See fewer
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Jonelle Allen
Bishop Deb Bishop Deb   See fewer
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Mark Dawson
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Norman Bly
Heckler Heckler   See fewer
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Harry Reems
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Suriano
Chi-Chi (uncredited) Chi-Chi (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 912 votes