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New York City cops wage a war against assorted hoods and criminals after one of their own is brutally killed by a hoodlum. Seven-Ups refers to the minimum jail time each of the crooks will have to spend if they are caught.
The Seven-Ups demonstrates all that was right with the best films of the golden age of film-making: sparse dialogue, realistic acting, real locations (winter in a dirty New York has never looked better/worse), propulsive stories, and, yes, the best car chase ever filmed.
A stringy, screechy score by Don Ellis sets the perfect mood. The Seven-Ups: bleak, grim, action-oriented, grown-up.