Clint Eastwood stars as Walt Coogan, an Arizona cop sent to New York City to extradite a guy named Ringerman - an escaped killer with a hippy chick girlfriend who's nothing but trouble.
Ringerman is recovering from a bad acid trip in a stat 'hospital', and it's here - while Coogan is collecting Ringerman, we meet his girlfriend, Linny, and it's one of the my favourite scenes in the film: 'You wanna know the thing about me? I got this little green worm in my head... and it glows in the dark!'
The pair give Coogan the slip on the way to the airport, and from their the film unfolds - chases, bar fights, a cop who doesn't play by the rules... everything you'd expect from a classic Clint film is there.
Coogan's Bluff isn't Clints finest film but it far from his worst, and somewhat of a forgotten gem. And due to his tough no-nonsense cowboy cop character, it straddles the ground between his Dirty Harry movies and 'Man With No Name' Spaghetti Westerns with a character somewhere inbetween rather nicely.
With an undercurrent of psychedelia and 'free love' running throughout, giving a cool, retro edge to it even today, Coogan's Bluff is another Eastwood flick from the period when Clint was king. It's still a great film and has stood the test of time and is a must see for film fans or Eastwood experts alike. One of my faves... And possibly the only time you'll hear the phrase 'man-burger' used in a script without the slightest hint of irony. Worth it for that alone.