The Super Cops

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The Super Cops
Directed by Gordon Parks
Produced by William Belasco
Written by book:
L.H. Whittemore
Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Starring Ron Leibman
David Selby
Sheila Frazier
Pat Hingle
Dan Frazer
Joseph Sirola
Arny Freeman
Music by Jerry Fielding
Cinematography Richard C. Kratina
Edited by Moe Howard
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
Release dates
March 20, 1974
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Super Cops is a 1974 film starring Ron Leibman and David Selby, directed by Gordon Parks. The film is based on the book The Super Cops: The True Story Of The Cops Called Batman and Robin by L.H. Whittemore. The film was released the year after the successful cop movie Serpico (also based on a true story).


Two rookie policemen, Dave Greenberg and Rob Hantz, straight out of the NYPD police academy, want to do more than traffic control. They have their own ideas about fighting crime against drug dealers, criminals and corrupt cops in Brooklyn.

In other media[edit]

The Archie Comics superhero imprint Red Circle Comics published one issue of a Super Cops comic book (with stories written by Marv Channing) in July 1974.

DVD Release[edit]

On January 19, 2011, film director Edgar Wright requested a DVD release of The Super Cops from the Warner Archive on Twitter, and Warner responded by announcing a remastered manufactured on-demand edition of The Super Cops. The film was released on DVD via the Warner Archive Collection on September 13, 2011.

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