Dirty O’Neil (1974) Code Red / Kino Lorber Blu-ray Review
It’s mainly an excuse to see a lot of very pretty young women naked in pointless situations (shower and swimming scenes, strip-tease dances, sex scenes, etc.), but it sucks as a cop movie, and star Paul doesn’t have much in the way of any notable charisma.
A horny cop cruises around, and these are his exploits.
Beat cop O’Neil (Morgan Paul, later a supporting player in Blade Runner) is a reasonably handsome man who isn’t an especially good cop. He drives real slow in his cruiser, looking to pick up pretty hitchhikers or to chat with hookers or any good looking lady who crosses his path. He gets laid a lot, and on his off time he “coaches” a high school girls’ basketball team and he picks up the other team’s coach for casual sex. The girls notice him wherever he goes, and his partner (played by Art Metrano from Police Academy 2) even gets lucky with a hot number of his own. Occasionally they stop robberies or scuffles, but when a pretty local waitress O’Neil likes gets brutally raped by a gang, he takes it personally and goes after the perps with some measure of authority … and vengeance.
Basically a plotless sexploitation romp about an unlikable sex pistol, Dirty O’Neil isn’t as sleazy or grindhouse-driven as the completely unhinged, borderline porn film A Scream in the Streets, which is similar in a lot of ways to this, but that’s not necessarily a recommendation. It’s mainly an excuse to see a lot of very pretty young women naked in pointless situations (shower and swimming scenes, strip-tease dances, sex scenes, etc.), but it sucks as a cop movie, and star Paul doesn’t have much in the way of any notable charisma. Amazingly, Lewis Teague (Alligator, The Jewel of the Nile) co-directed this film. Best watched by fans of lowbrow exploitation fanatics and of films made in the ’70s.
Code Red and Kino Lorber brought this one to Blu-ray for the first time recently, and it contains a brand new 2K master, plus the trailer.