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Cruising (8-Feb-1980)

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: William Friedkin

From novel: Cruising by Gerald Walker

Music: Jack Nitzsche

Producer: Jerry Weintraub

Keywords: Crime, Gay, Serial Killer, Rape, Bad Cops, New York

Ambitious police detective Steve Burns is assigned to go undercover to track down a serial killer preying on the gay S&M underworld of 1970s New York City. Only Capt. Edelson, his direct supervisor, is aware of the assignment. Unsettling subject matter, violent and sometimes difficult to watch, though an accurate depiction of this particular pre-AIDS subculture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Karen Allen
5-Oct-1951   Raiders of the Lost Ark
Powers Boothe
1-Jun-1949   Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones
Richard Cox
6-May-1948   Cruising
Ed O'Neill
12-Apr-1946   Al Bundy on Married with Children
Al Pacino
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
James Remar
31-Dec-1953   The Warriors
William Russ
20-Oct-1950   Roger LoCocco on Wiseguy
Paul Sorvino
13-Apr-1939   Det. Cerreta on Law & Order
Joe Spinell
28-Oct-1936 13-Jan-1989 Frank Zito in Maniac
Mike Starr
29-Jul-1950   Goodfellas
James Sutorius
14-Dec-1944   Gordon Wales on Dynasty


Al Pacino   ...   Steve Burns
Paul Sorvino   ...   Capt. Edelson
Karen Allen   ...   Nancy
Richard Cox   ...   Stuart Richards
Don Scardino   ...   Ted Bailey
Joe Spinell   ...   Patrolman DiSimone
Jay Acovone   ...   Skip Lee
Gene Davis   ...   DaVinci
Randy Jurgensen   ...   Det. Lefransky
Barton Heyman   ...   Dr. Rifkin
Arnaldo Santana   ...   Loren Lukas
Larry Atlas   ...   Eric Rossman
Allan Miller   ...   Chief of Detectives
Sonny Grosso   ...   Det. Blasio
Ed O'Neill   ...   Det. Schreiber
Michael Aronin   ...   Det. Davis
James Remar   ...   Gregory
William Russ   ...   Paul Gaines
Mike Starr   ...   Patrolman Desher
Steve Inwood   ...   Martino
Keith Prentice   ...   Joey
Leland Starnes   ...   Jack Richards
Robert Pope   ...   DaVinci's Friend
Leo Burmester   ...   Water Sport
Bruce Levine   ...   Dancer
Charles Dunlap   ...   Three Card Monte
Powers Boothe   ...   Hankie Salesman
James Sutorius   ...   Jack (voice)
Richard Jamieson   ...   Spotter
James Ray Weeks   ...   Seller
David Winnie Hayes   ...   Bouncer
Carmine Stipo   ...   Bartender
James Hayden   ...   Cockpit Coke Man
Todd Winters   ...   Tugboat Mate
Robert Carnegie   ...  
Sylvia Gassell   ...  
Dennis Shea   ...  
Henry Judd Baker   ...  
Larry Silvestri   ...  
Kevin Johnson   ...  
Lawrence Lust   ...  
Louie Grenier   ...  
Penny Gumeny   ...  
Burr DeBenning   ...  
Ray Vitte   ...  
Mike Barbera   ...  
Joseph Catucci   ...  
Robert Duggan   ...  
Dan Sturkie   ...  
Linda Gary   ...  


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