The Laughing Policeman 48 years old

This movie is so real it makes every other movie in this town look like a movie.

The Laughing Policeman

When a gunman opens fire on a crowded city bus in San Francisco, Detective Dave Evans is killed, along with the man he'd been following in relation to a murder. Evans' partner, Sgt. Jake Martin, becomes obsessed with solving the case.

Credits

The Laughing Policeman Cast

Name Character
Walter Matthau He was 53, 79 years old when he died as Sgt. Jake Martin SFPD
Joanna Cassidy She was 28, now 77 years old as Monica, Beth's Roomate
Clifton James He was 53, 96 years old when he died as Officer Jim Maloney SFPD Bomb Squad
Paul Koslo He was 29, 74 years old when he died as Duane Haygood
Albert Paulsen He was 48, 78 years old when he died as Henry Camerero
Louis Gossett, Jr. He was 37, now 86 years old as Insp. James Larrimore SFPD
Anthony Zerbe He was 37, now 86 years old as Lt. Nat Steiner SFPD
Cathy Lee Crosby She was 29, now 77 years old as Kay Butler
Frances Lee McCain She was 29, now 78 years old as Prostitute
Val Avery He was 49, 85 years old when he died as Insp. John Pappas SFPD
Bruce Dern He was 37, now 86 years old as Insp. Leo Larsen SFPD
Shirley Ballard She was 48, 87 years old when she died as Grace Martin
William Hansen He was 62, 64 years old when he died as Mr. Schwermer, Bus Vicitm
Mario Gallo He was 95, 106 years old when he died as Bobby Mow, Snitch

The Laughing Policeman Crew

Name Department
Doug von Koss as Set Decoration. Art
Bob Wyman as Editor. He was 42 (66) years old when He died Editing
Stuart Rosenberg as Director. He was 46 (79) years old when He died Directing
Stuart Rosenberg as Producer. He was 46 (79) years old when He died Production
Stuart Rosenberg as Screenplay. He was 46 (79) years old when He died Writing
David M. Walsh as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 91) years old Camera
Joyce Selznick as Casting. She was 48 (56) years old when She died Production
Charles Fox as Original Music Composer. He was 33 (now 81) years old Sound
Tom Rickman as Screenplay. Writing
Per Wahlöö as Novel. He was 47 (48) years old when He died Writing
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The Laughing Policeman (48 years)

This movie is so real it makes every other movie in this town look like a movie.

  • Release day: Thursday, December 20, 1973
  • Runtime: 112 minutes