Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Richard Rush and starring Clint Eastwood and Don Knotts. The film follows two mismatched police officers, Freebie (Eastwood) and Bean (Knotts), who are assigned to investigate a series of murders in a San Francisco housing project. Freebie is a tough, streetwise cop who is not afraid to bend the rules to get the job done. Bean is a by-the-book cop who is more interested in paperwork than catching criminals. Despite their differences, the two men learn to work together and become friends as they track down the killer. The film is full of action, humor, and suspense. It is a classic buddy cop film that is sure to please fans of the genre.

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Freebie and the Bean (1974)

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Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Richard Rush and starring Clint Eastwood and Don Knotts. The film follows two mismatched police officers, Freebie (Eastwood) and Bean (Knotts), who are assigned to investigate a series of murders in a San Francisco housing project. Freebie is a tough, streetwise cop who is not afraid to bend the rules to get the job done. Bean is a by-the-book cop who is more interested in paperwork than catching criminals. Despite their differences, the two men learn to work together and become friends as they track down the killer. The film is full of action, humor, and suspense. It is a classic buddy cop film that is sure to please fans of the genre.

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Cast
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Alan Arkin

Bean
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James Caan

Freebie
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Loretta Swit

Mildred - Meyers' Wife
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Jack Kruschen

Red Meyers
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Mike Kellin

Lt. Rosen
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Paul Koslo

Whitey
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Linda Marsh

Barbara - Freebie's Girl
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John Garwood

Chauffeur
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Alex Rocco

D.A.
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Valerie Harper

Consuelo - Bean's Wife
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Christopher Morley

Transvestite
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Bruce Mackey

Floorwalker
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Monty Stickles

Texas Brawler
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Charles Bail

Cadillac Salesman (as Chuck Bail)
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Eddy Donno

Bag Man (as Eddie Donno)
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Robert Harris

Michigan Phil
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Whitey Hughes

Broder
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John Vick

Policeman
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Marvin Walters

Policeman
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Frank Orsatti

Laundry Truck Driver
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Ted Duncan

Chicken Truck Driver
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Gray Johnson

Liquor Truck Driver (as Gary Johnson)
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Sheila Kayne

Apple Lady
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Kathryn Witt

Whitey's Girl (as Kathie Witt)
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George Burrafato

Vendor
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Regina Parton

Fighting Lady
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Maurice Argent

Tailor
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Jerry Walter

Salesman
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Tommy J. Huff

Bellboy (as Thomas Huff)
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John Powers

Dentist
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Terris Hall

Nurse
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Bill Shannon

Sammy (as Billy Shannon)
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Gary Kent

Ambulance Attendant
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James De Closs

Ambulance Attendant (as James Decloss)
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Marrietta Schmidt

Woman at Stadium
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Mike Bast

Motorcyclist
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Evel Knievel

Motorcyclist (uncredited)
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Sacheen Littlefeather

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Tom Steele

Old Man in Bed (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Rush

Director
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Robert Kaufman

Writer
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Floyd Mutrux

Writer
Disc Releases
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Freebie And The Bean

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Freebie and the Bean

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/4/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Freebie and the Bean

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

8/8/2017

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