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The Laughing Policeman (1973)

R
112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In San Francisco, California, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side.
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Thomas Rickman (screenplay) | Per Wahlöö (novel "Den skrattande polisen") (as Per Wahlhoo) | Maj Sjöwall (novel "Den skrattande polisen") (as Maj Sjowall)
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$ 2,280,000
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Release date
Dec 20, 1973 (United States)

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Walter Matthau
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Matt Clark
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Leigh French
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Anthony Costello
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6.4 / 10 | 2,067 votes