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Can you identify this film? You can hear him say "...just what..." at ~0:57 in this clip.

Identify this movie

I guess he's a policeman in a '70s film, and there's a "LT. V..." on the office door window, must be some police lieutenant's office. He sounds American and there's a New York map on the wall (Long Island and Jamaica Bay flanked by yellow-marked Floyd Bennett Field and JFK airport. Central New York and Manhattan are to the west and are not part of this map, which appears to continues east into Long Island and NY state.)

Identify this movie

And here's another from the same film (~1:02 in the clip) where he again says "...just what...". And again it looks like a police station, and there's a clipboard hanging behind him that says "BCI..." something (could be referring to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, "the plainclothes detective branch of the New York State Police").

My guess is these are both from the same scene: he's wearing the same clothes, is in the same dull green police office, and is probably getting more angry repeatedly asking this question.

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I'm off-topic, but isn't this super cut of 'Hello' amazing? –  Nobby Jan 18 '12 at 13:37
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I've seen this guy so many times in similar roles and he always looks the same! I just can't remember any movies I'm sure he's in. I've looked at alot of 70's era movies like the Dirty Harry's (even though that's San Francisco), Serpico, and some Roy Scheider and Gene Hackman detective movies like French Connection, the Seven-Ups, etc. I just don't see him, but i know he's there. –  wbogacz Jan 18 '12 at 20:31
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This one's driving me nuts too! –  Simon Whitaker Jan 18 '12 at 22:00
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The map is Brooklyn, if that level of extra detail helps. Might not, of course ;o) –  stevejalim Jan 18 '12 at 22:31
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p.s. If anyone's interested in the other sources in that Hello video, I'm compiling a list: s1mn.calepin.co/hello.html –  Simon Whitaker Jan 19 '12 at 7:21
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The film is Shaft (1971). That's Charles Cioffi playing Lt Vic Androzzi.

http://pixhost.me/pictures/1985106

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You can see the first "Just what" in the trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=NiCB2isZcRM (fast forward to 01:48) –  Simon Whitaker Jan 22 '12 at 9:49
    
Direct link to 1m48s in that trailer (actually the second "just what"), and here's both in context. Good work, the brothers Whitaker! –  Hugo Jan 22 '12 at 10:40
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Just looking at his credits - I was on the right track for detectives, but in the wromng genre - TV. But this does explain why I've seen him so much - and I wasn't far off with the San Fransisco angle either. I also had considered Kojak, but one of the movies, rather than the television series. Plus IMDB doesn't provide a picture for him. Missing is a great movie - good incentive to find it. Kudos again. –  wbogacz Jan 22 '12 at 23:14
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