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One more...#136 is 1968's The Detective, where Frank Sinatra stars as a tough veteran detective dealing with, among other things, a nymphomaniac wife (Lee Remick, who's always good), a reopened murder case where the department seems to be working against him and an incredibly homophobic, corrupt and racist police force (the portrayal of homosexuals in this film is absolutely jaw-droppingly ridiculous - in The Detective, they prowl the waterfront at night in droves and hang ou...t in the back of a truck where they wear loud clothes and KISS!). So we have a nympho, ludicrous homosexuals and a serious movie trying desperately to play out among all of these distractions. Sinatra is pretty low-key, playing a weary cop who can't be bought and he's good, and he's supported by Jack Klugman, Al Freeman Jr., Robert Duvall, Jacqueline Bisset and Ralph Meeker. Considered extremely strong for its time, it just seems like a curio piece now, which is a shame.

SHOULD TLA SEE THIS: Better she should watch Dirty Harry again - The Detective is the film that led producers to pitch Sinatra as Harry Callahan. He turned it down, and the rest is history.

THE DETECTIVE (1986)

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THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?