The Black Marble (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama, Odd Couple Film  |   Release Date - Mar 7, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Adapted for the screen by novelist Joseph Wambaugh himself, The Black Marble stars Robert Foxworth as a burned-out, hard-drinking cop who is teamed with idealistic lady officer Paula Prentiss. These two polar opposites wade their way through a seamy urban world of corruption and hopelessness. The film is peppered with supporting players, of which include Harry Dean Stanton, James Woods, John Hancock and Barbara Babcock.

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alcoholism, corruption, kidnapping, love, odd-couple, police, ransom, retirement, robbery, romance