Joe Don Baker is Mitchell, a principled, hard-nosed, big-bellied cop with an affinity for porn and Schlitz. His latest assignment: taking down a crime boss, drug smugglers and a corrupt businessman while also keeping his own high class prostitute girlfriend in line. This obscure action crime drama became legendarily infamous after the cult comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) featured it and extensively riffed on it on one of its most popular episodes.
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Did You Know?
One trademark of Joe Don Baker
's; oranges - particularly peeling them. In Mitchell
(1975), he hands (or more correctly, drops into) the butler (Merlin Olsen
's) hand, a peeled-in-one-part orange peel, and in Final Justice
(1985), he 'threatens' a bartender by describing, and demonstrating his ability at peeling 'just the peel' (again, in a single piece), of an orange (implying hell so the same thing to him). See more
At one point Mitchell gives the time as 24:17 hours. This is not standard military time notation as the day ends at 24:00. Times after midnight are occasionally used by some scheduling timetables but not for military/police time. See more
People don't like you, Mitchell. I don't care for you much myself.
The most often seen version of this movie is the version as featured on _"Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)"_ in 1993. This version was derived from a 1980s Lorimar TV print, which was then edited further by the MST3k producers (so they could wrap the host segments of the show around it). Because of this, several fairly important plot details in the original film are lost (making it seem more confusing than it actually is). See more
Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Poochinski
Written by Larry Brown
, Jerry Styner
& Steve Hoffman
Performed by Hoyt Axton See more