The Detective
The Detective (1968)

Frank Sinatra gives a gritty performance in the crime thriller The Detective. When Teddy Leikman, the homosexual son of a politically connected department-store magnate, is murdered, detective Joe Leland (Frank Sinatra) is sent in to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 28, 1968
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The modest film questions city hall corruption, shoddy police work, police brutality, cover-ups and gay bashing.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Some of the content involving homosexuality now seems dated, but as a police procedural, it's a compelling watch.

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Cassandra Maples
Frank Sinatra gives a gritty performnce in the crime thriller The Detective. It is pretty clear that Sinatra wanted The Detective to be as good a movie as he… More
Sunil Jawahir
I watched this because it was featured in the Celluloid Closet and it was pretty interesting and edgy for a Frank Sinatra movie. It kinda veers into a weird… More
Mister Caple
A gripping and riveting performance from Frank Sinatra in a role that you would never expect from The Chairman of the Board(in a rare form beyond the glare) and… More
Caesar Mendez
Seeing how a "A Good Day To Die Hard" is about hit theaters here in the states I've chosen to take a look at the whole "Die Hard"… More