- Actors: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling, Don Stroud
- Directors: Don Siegel
- Producers: Don Siegel
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: Unknown
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Universal Pictures UK
- DVD Release Date: 6 Jun. 2005
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00006RHU3
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Clint Eastwood is Arizona deputy Walt Coogan, sent to New York city to escort a prisoner home. But the prisoner is not ready to be transferred back to Arizona and so Coogan cuts a few corners. However, this helps the prisoner escape and, after Coogan clashes with the Sherrif McElroy (Lee J. Cobb), he is ordered back to Arizona. But Coogan does not want to give up his pursuit of the prisoner and takes the matter into his own hands.
Clint Eastwood is Walt Coogan, a deputy sheriff from Arizona on the loose in the urban jungle of New York. Searching for a violent prisoner he has let slip ("It's got kinda personal now"), Coogan, in Stetson and cowboy boots, runs up against hippies, social workers and a bluntly hostile New York police chief played by Lee J. Cobb. It's a key film in the Eastwood oeuvre, the one in which his definitive persona first emerges, marrying the cool, laid-back westerner of the Rawhide TV series and the Italian westerns to the street-wise, kick-ass toughness which would be further developed in the Dirty Harryfilms. Directed by Eastwood's mentor, Don Siegel, Coogan's Bluff has pace, style and its share of typical Eastwood one-liners (to a hoodlum: "You better drop that blade or you won't believe what happens next"). Like all Eastwood's successful movies, it cunningly plays it both ways. Coogan represents the old-fashioned conservatism of the west in conflict with the decadence of city life. Yet he's the perennial outsider, hostile to authority, a radical loner who gets the job done where bureaucracy and legal niceties fail. The film was to be the inspiration behind the TV series McCloud, in which Dennis Weaver took the Eastwood role. --Edward Buscombe --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.See all Product description
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assigned the task of collecting a prisoner from New York, a murderer.
Expecting a quick turnaround he finds that he'll have to wait around for a day or two, the prisoner 'Jimmy Ringerman'
(Don Stroud) is currently hospitalised.
It also seems according to the N.Y precinct Lieutenant 'McElroy' (Lee J Cobb) that there will be a list of procedures to
follow to extradite the prisoner into 'Coogan's' custody.
'McElroy' and 'Coogan's' paths will cross quite frequently along the way.
With time on his hands 'Coogan' makes a play for 'Julie Roth' (Susan Clark) who he meets in the precinct, she works in
'Coogan' isn't one for hanging around, he illegally takes 'Ringerman' out of the hospital making out he had orders from
the local authority to do so, his plans are to fly back to Arizona with is prisoner as soon as he can, however, 'Ringerman'
is sprung at the airport, 'Coogan' overpowered by the murderer's friends.
Though ordered back to Arizona, 'Coogan' is going nowhere unless he as his prisoner in tow, 'McElory' insists that the
Arizona cop leaves the recapture to his department,.
In a strange town with great danger to himself 'Coogan' sets about the task, unofficially of course, to recapture 'Ringerman'
Perhaps a little dated, however it is 'Clint Eastwood' with his usual laid-back style and a collection of one-liners and his on-
screen talent for getting into a scrap or two, this is an enjoyable offering, a must for 'Eastwood' fans.
An 'okay' Blu-ray upgrade.
Directed by long term Eastwood collaborator, Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, Two Mules For Sister Sarah, The Beguild, Escape From Alcatraz), Coogans Bluff has Eastwood playing Coogan, an Arizona sheriff (not Texas) pursuing a dangerous fugitive in New York City. Coogan, in his Stetson and cowboy boots is completely out of his depth in the city and he takes the law into his own hands in order to get what he came for. Coogan also has the perminant horn as he tries to and does shag everything in sight including a woman with massive jugs in Arizona who he visits while on duty, a probation officer with the NYPD and the hippy trippy girlfriend of the fugitive, James Rigerman who is also is more or less tripping on acid throughout the entire film.
The action is top notch with great fight scenes and a dangerous motorcycle chase, both in which Eastwood is clearly seen doing most of the stunt work himself. The bike chase is particularly hair raising, much better than the CGI we have today. The soundtrack is typically great as it is on all Eastwood movies with Lalo "Diry Harry "Schifrin Callahan conducting the score.
Coogans Bluff really is the birth of Dirty Harry and a glimpse into what brilliance Eastwood was about to bring in terms of acting and his style of directing.
Eastwood plays the part of a young veteran deputy sheriff from a rural county in Arizona who travels to New York City to extradite an apprehended fugitive named Jimmy Ringerman, played by Stroud, who is wanted for murder.
Arizona deputy sheriff Walt Coogan, wearing boots and a cowboy hat, is sent to New York City to extradite escaped killer James Ringerman. He is up against the slow legal meanderings of New York when grumpy NYPD Detective Lieutenant McElroy informs him Ringerman is at Bellevue Hospital recovering from an overdose of LSD and cannot be moved until the doctors release him. Coogan is also told he needs to get extradition papers from the New York State Supreme Court.
Not satisfied Coogan decides to bluff his way into Bellevue Hospital and tricks the attendants into turning Ringerman over to him, and sets out to catch an early flight back to Arizona. Before he can get to the airport, Ringerman's hippie girlfriend Linny Raven and a tavern owner called Pushie ambush Coogan, beat him unconscious and enable Ringerman to escape. Lt. McElroy is furious with Coogan for acting on his own and letting a prisoner escape.
Stubborn, Coogan refuses to return home empty handed, and sets-out into the big city to recapture his prisoner despite being warned by the Lieutenant that he has no authority here, and further interference could lead to even more trouble.
Clint Eastwood's first collaboration with Don Siegel. Situated between his Spaghetti Westerns for Sergio Leone and the "Dirty Harry" series, "Coogan's Bluff" is a significant transitional film in Eastwood's career and screen image.
The narrative, which could be described as an urban Western (a classic Western in disguise), unfolds as an extended hunt, but while Ringerman is Coogan's quarry, the central conflict is between Coogan and the New York police. In one scene Lt. McElroy tells Coogan, "You're out of your league. We got 28,000 cops in the city. You leave Ringerman to us." When Coogan refuses, claiming it's a matter of honour to recapture the criminal, McElroy responds with mockery: "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, that it, Wyatt" McElroy's sarcastic reference to the heroic ideal of the Old West highlights the basic conflict around which the action is structured.
The name of the film itself is a reference to a New York City natural landmark, Coogan's Bluff, a promontory in upper Manhattan overlooking the site of the former long-time home of the New York Giants baseball club, the Polo Grounds. The idea for Coogan's Bluff originated in early 1967 as a TV series. It is about a character called Sheriff Walt Coogan, a lonely deputy sheriff working in New York City.The television series McCloud starring Dennis Weaver was loosely based on this story.