|Report to the commissioner|
Theatrical release poster by Tom Jung
|Directed by||Milton Katselas|
|Produced by||M.J. Frankovich|
|Screenplay by||Abby Mann|
|Based on||Report to the Commissioner|
by James Mills
|Music by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Edited by||David Blewitt|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Report to the Commissioner is a 1975 crime drama film based on James Mills' 1972 novel. It involves a rookie cop (Michael Moriarty) in the New York City Police Department who is assigned a special missing person case, which in fact is meant to be a wild-goose chase to back up an undercover female police officer's role as the girlfriend of a drug dealer.
The film was directed by Milton Katselas and features a musical score by Elmer Bernstein. The script is by two Oscar-winning screenwriters, Abby Mann (Judgment at Nuremberg) and Ernest Tidyman (The French Connection). It marked Richard Gere's film debut.
Detective Beauregard "Bo" Lockley (Michael Moriarty) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a young Patricia "Pat" Butler (Susan Blakely), not knowing she is also an undercover policewoman. Lockley ultimately shoots her by mistake.