Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 115
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June 2, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 115

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'Super Cops' are Batman, Robin VALLEY DRIVE-IN ST. ALBANS By James F. Dent "THE SUPER COPS," Ron Leibman, David Selby. Plaza East * * "The Super Cops" is re- putedly the true life story of a couple of New York police officers, called Batman and Robin, who worked outside the system to bring some measure of law enforcement STEAK DINNER SPECIAL iDELMONICO ·T-BONE fr · A A · KANSAS CITY .FILET A/I (JU · SIRLOIN · PORTERHOUSE With French Fries or Baked Potatoes c T r,, p - b ' RIP Businessmen Secretary Lunch Daily KANAWHA CITY CLUBHOUSE 4102MacCorkleAve. / S.t Ph--925-9960 ft ROCK AND ROLL IS COMING IN CONCERT BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE SPECIAL GUESTS MAGGIE BELL THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT ftmmiuatK THE WKH SENSATION | GOLDEN EARRING SATURDAY, JUNE 8 " * - 8 PJ(1. I CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER ON SALE NOW t $6.00 Dl« OF SHOW . CtiUCttHTH MD 111 «.S. OUTLETS MAILORDERS 610. C 0 CHIRLESION CIVIC CENTER ·REYKOIOS STREET. CHARLESTON *.V». Mtsmoir MTMMl SHOWS AM WRU ICE SKATING CIVIC CENTER PUBLIC ICE SKATING SCHEDULE MONDAY 8:00-10:00 p.m. Public Skating TUESDAY 8:00-10:00 p.m. Public Skating WEDNESDAY Closed To The Public. THURSDAY 10:00-12 Noon Housewife Sessions. 8:00-10:00 p.m. Public Skating FRIDAY 8:00-10:00 p.m. Public Skating 10:30-1:00 a.m. Moonlight Glow (18 years and over) SATURDAY 12 Noon-1:00 p.m. Kiddie Kapers (12 and under)50' 3:00-5:00 pjn. Public Skating 8:00-10:00 p.m. Public Skating SUNDAY 3:00-5:00 p.m. Public Skating AMI*: $1.09, CkMr«« 75', KUdb Kapm (12 m4 aMhr) Sf, Rwtal SbtMS*. AVAILABLE FMKIVATf PAITKS AM LESSORS PMK348-M77 IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAINMAN THE INCREDIBLE DAVID BOWIE PRODUCTION SUPERVISED BY JULES FISHER FRIDAY, JUNE 28 8 P.M. CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER ORDER BY MAIL NOW $7.00 $6.00 $5.00 ALL SEATS RESERVED DAVID BOWIE, c/o CIVIC CENTER REYNOLD ST., CHAS., W. Va. V FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION CALL 348-8070 to the crime ridden Bedford Stuyvesant slum area of Brooklyn. The pair are David Greenburg (Ron Leibman) and Robert Hantz (David Selby), rookie cops who aren't at all interested in the minutae of traffic ordinances, beat patrolling or other such minor makework of police life. What they want to do, simply, is catch crooks. And that's exactly what they do do. Leaping from rooftops, swinging on wrecking balls, dashing up and down fire escapes, plunging through windows and out of strange hiding places, they arrest whole gangs of dope pushers. They even trap a trio of hired guns brought in to kill them. But as well as their enemies on the street, they also have to fight their enemies in the ranks of their fellow policemen where interdepartmental jealousies, personal envy, just plain laziness and graft all combine to thwart them. But Greenburg and Hantz, like the comic book crime fighters for whom they are nicknamed, persevere. Separated on duty, they work together on their days off. Finally they find an ally in their precinct captain who was a beaten, resigned, man until they arrived. In Greenburg and Hantz, however, the captain sees his own way out of the hated district. "You're my ticket, boys," he tells them. "Get me the hell out of here." "The Super Cops" is episodic, but Director Gordon Film Review Parks has filled the 90 minutes with such violent action and demonic energy that the lack of a really coherent story line probably won't be noticed. As the two controversial cops. Liebman and Selby are properly_exuberant, athletic and disrespectful of red tape. Selby is a West Virginian and if this movie is an indicator, he is at the beginning of what should be a successful theatrical career. He has the talent and the looks. His co-star, Liebman, has most of the good lines and he is a cross between Harry Guardino and John Astin, if such a thing can be imagined. Whatever -- it works. Liebman is intense and funny at the same time. Dan Frazer, who is Telly Savalas's c a p t a i n on W e d n e s d a y nights on "Kojak" is a captain also in "The Super Cops" but he's not as happy about it. Joseph Sirola, a fine character actor, is a nasty police lieutenant and Arny Freeman is a sleazy lawyer who tries to bribe our heroes. Pat Hingle plays the inspector who hates their guts but has to make them public heroes and Shelia F r a z i e r is a friendly hooker. (I should point out, by the way, that David Selby isn't the only West Virginian in the movie. If you look care- 1 Television Movies Saturday \ , ' "COMPANIONS IN NIGHTMARE," 11:30 p.m., (D with Melvin Douglas-and Anne Baxter. "MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM," 11:30 p.m., (D with Donald Cook. "CAN ELLEN BE SAVED?" (1974), 8:30 p.m., (B (D with John Saxon and Leslie Nielson. When their daughter runs away from home and becomes the hypnotic prisoner of a strange religious sect, her distraught parents turn to a man whose jobs is to rescue and return runaway teenagers to their families. "THE MUMMY'S TOMB," (1942), *Vz, la.m., 09 with Lon Chancy and Dick Foran. An Eygptian fanatic brings a mummy back to life, and sends it out to do his dirty work. This Week at Sunrise Charleston's center of arts and education is open to the" public free Tuesday through Saturday 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Sunday 2 to 5 p. m., closed Monday. Planetarium "Voyage to the Planets," 3 p. m., June 2. "Summer Stars," 3 p. m., June 8. Exhibits Ancient Greece, Questors Case, Live Animals, Tri- Cycle Trip, Galaxy Room, Stamp Club Collection,and Hans Christian Anderson Storybook Room. Special Events Star Party at dusk, June 7. Art Gallery Gund Collection of Western Art. A pictorial description of the American West. Selections from the Gallery's Permanent Collection. Receiving for Rental Gallery June 7 and 8. Garden Center Beginning Macrame, 7 p. m., June 3. Transposse, 10 a.m., June 4 and 7. Molded Ceramics, 12:30 p.m., June 6. fully, you'll see Parkersburg's Jim Dukas in a small, uncredited part as a no-good- nik police sergeant.) The slum backgrounds give the movie a gritty New York feel and the language is straight off the sidewalks and men's room walls of Fun City. Like they used to say on the old Batman and Robin television series: "POW! Zowie! WHAM! SOCK! WOW!" -NOW SHOWING- FEMALE ACTION PLUS!! "POLICEWOMAN" AND "SUPERCHICK" --THURS.-FRI.-SAT.-1. "BLOOD OF THE DRAGON" 2. "7 BLOWS OF THE DRAGON" 3."KUNGFUQUEEN" Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 FATHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 16,8:30 P.M. CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the dear; Ftsthral Seating Tickets on safe at Civic Center, Sears OPENING WEDNESDAY A wives and lovers mix-up that is superb theatre, marvelously funny! SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE WED.thruFRI. $250 ^ ^" PER COL PER COUPLE off regular price Karen Grant as CHARLESTON 755-3811 HUNTINGTON 736-8904 Doors open 6 P.M. Tues. thru. Sat. 4 P.M. Sun. Closed Mon. SOUTH OFF I-64 (EXIT 9) ^ ' 7 5 s

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