Cop Movies of the '70s Quiz
by Staff
Cop movies from the '70s ran the gamut from gritty revenge flicks to terrorist takeovers. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the characters, actors and stories that defined the decade's police flicks.

What '70s cop film featured a pair of lawmen named Gravedigger and Coffin?

  • "Shaft"
  • "Cotton Comes to Harlem"
  • "Dirty Harry"

What was the fraudster Deke O'Malley's favorite cause in "Cotton Comes to Harlem"?

  • unwed mothers
  • poverty
  • back to Africa

Who played Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry"?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Robert Redford
  • Al Pacino

What killer is Eastwood's character trying to catch in "Dirty Harry"?

  • Serpent
  • Slayer
  • Scorpio

What '70s police movie features a pair of detectives name Doyle and Russo?

  • "The French Connection"
  • "Magnum Force"
  • "Assault on Precinct 13"

What is Detective Jimmy Doyle's nickname in "The French Connection"?

  • Ace
  • Popeye
  • Cloudy

How many "Shaft" films were made in the '70s?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What mobster hires Shaft to find his kidnapped daughter?

  • Tubby
  • Dumpy
  • Bumpy

What city is the 1974 flick "McQ" set in?

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Seattle

What 1975 movie also starred John Wayne as a tough cop?

  • "Brannigan"
  • "Newman's Law"
  • "The Gauntlet"

Where does Brannigan travel in the 1974 film?

  • Africa
  • England
  • Australia

What holiday does "Assault on Precinct 13" revolve around?

  • July 4
  • Halloween
  • New Year's Eve

What is the name of the gang doing battle with the police in "Assault on Precinct 13"?

  • Wild Ones
  • Street Panthers
  • Street Thunder

What actor plays Lt. Ethan Bishop in "Attack on Precinct 13"?

  • Felton Perry
  • Austin Stoker
  • Walter Matthau

What do thieves hijack in "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"?

  • boat
  • plane
  • subway car

What code names do the thieves use in "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"?

  • numbers
  • colors
  • letters

Who played Lt. Zachary Garber in "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"?

  • Walter Matthau
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Charles Bronson

What city is "Fuzz" set in?

  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Boston

What year did "Across 110th Street" hit theaters?

  • 1972
  • 1974
  • 1976

What 1971 film featured Barry Newman as former cop Kowalski?

  • "The Seven-Ups"
  • "Vanishing Point"
  • "The Choirboys"

What movie is a sequel to "Dirty Harry"?

  • "Brannigan"
  • "Shaft"
  • "Magnum Force"

Who is Dirty Harry's partner in "Magnum Force"?

  • Early
  • Easy
  • Eddie

What was Detective Ben Shockley's poison of choice in "The Gauntlet"?

  • alcohol
  • cocaine
  • heroin

What vehicle does Eastwood's character use to transport a witness to Las Vegas in "The Gauntlet"?

  • plane
  • boat
  • bus

What actor starred in the 1973 film "Serpico"?

  • Al Pacino
  • Gene Hackman
  • Burt Reynolds

What year did "The Seven-Ups" come out?

  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1975

Who played cop Lou Torrey in "The Stone Killer"?

  • James Woods
  • Charles Bronson
  • Clint Eastwood

Which of these actors was NOT part of the ensemble cast in "The Choirboys"?

  • James Woods
  • Charles Durning
  • Anthony Quinn

What does honest cop Vince Newman discover in the police force in the 1974 film "Newman's Law"?

  • prostitution ring
  • drug ring
  • gambling ring

What is Sheriff Reed Morgan seeking in the 1974 film "Macon County Line"?

  • revenge
  • money
  • a promotion