Incident on a Dark Street (1973)

Nomination Year: 2006
SYNOPSIS:  A bunch of new US Attorneys are sworn in. One takes the task of trying to arrest Dominic Leopold, a gangster whose primary talents are staying out of prison and making money. Another needs to prosecute a heroin deal whose only witness is paid by the police ... per conviction. The plot revolves (at about 3 RPM) around the first, where small-time gangsters are being killed, one after another. Eventually the US attorneys get evidence that Leopold is influencing the bidding process for public construction via a bribery/kickback deal with the Utilities Commission (William Shatner wearing a fuzzy-caterpillar-style moustache).

After a while, the first plot is sort of resolved, and the second one is left hanging. The head attorney tells the new guy that he has given the matter some thought, and might have a solution. Then they walk into the courthouse, laughing, and credits roll.

Deus Ex Machina

Frank's Brush with Death
The FBI shows up out of nowhere to rescue Frank Romeo as he is being buffed to death by a vengeful street sweeper.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
James Olson His film debut was in a movie called The Sharkfighters 
David Canary Studied karate under Chuck Norris 
Robert Pine had roles in the Black Scorpion TV series, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Independence Day, and was "Sgt. Joseph Getraer" in CHiPs and all spin-offs 
Richard S. Castellano His career peak was probably as "Pete Clemenza" in The Godfather 
William Shatner The one and only Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek -- and infamous over-actor 
Murray Hamilton Mister Robinson in The Graduate, also in the first two Jaws movies, and so many others, mostly good 
Gilbert Roland started acting as an extra in The Lost World in 1925; birth name was Luis Antonio D├ímaso de Alonso 
Don "Red" Barry "Red Ryder" from the 1940s-era film serial Adventures of Red Ryder, which is where he acquired the nickname 
Director Claim to Fame
Buzz Kulik  

Kevin Hogan

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