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Freebie and the Bean

USA, English, 113 mins

  • Director: Richard Rush
  • Writer: Robert Kaufman; Floyd Mutrux
  • Producer: Floyd Mutrux; Anthony Ray

CGiii Comment

Oooooh in the days before political correctness...villainous gays quickly became a lamentable '70s cliche - and, this is no exception, far from it.

It is a macho-driven cop drama - it was a huge success - but, it didn't do too much for the gay rights movement.

Evil queens everywhere.


The(ir) Blurb...

Freebie and Bean, two San Francisco police detectives, have one goal in life: to bring down Red Meyers, a local hijacking boss. After many fruitless months they finally collect an important piece of evidence. However, before they can get an arrest warrant, they hear the news of the hitman being hired to kill Meyers.

Cast & Characters

Alan Arkin as Bean;
James Caan as Freebie;
Loretta Swit as Meyers' Wife;
Jack Kruschen as Red Meyers;
Mike Kellin as Lt. Rosen;
Paul Koslo as Whitey;
Linda Marsh as Freebie's Girl;
John Garwood as Chauffeur;
Alex Rocco as D.A.;
Valerie Harper as Consuelo;
Christopher Morley as Transvestite;
Bruce Mackey as Floorwalker;
Monty Stickles as Texas Brawler;
Charles Bail as Cadillac Salesman;
Eddy Donno as Bag Man

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