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Posted: 8/27/2004 11:46:22 PM EST
Back in 1973 I saw a movie titled “Cops & Robbers”.

The short of the story is that two NYC policemen, one a Detective and one a Uniform, relatives I think, get Real tired of all the hypocrisy they see around them and decide to steal something big so that they can quit the force. The Uniform’s Partner is shot, seriously, but not fatally, during their planning. The Partner, it should be noted, doesn’t know about the plot. When some Mob Guys are booked, the Detective gets the Bright Idea! Go to the mafia and see what they will pay $2,000,000 for. (One million for each.)

So the Detective goes to one of the mobsters in disguise and makes the deal. He is told, in a very quick manner, a phone number I’ve been wondering about ever since. Last week I finally got the movie on DVD. I watched it with Closed Caption on. As soon as the mobster asked “How good is your memory?” my finger edged to the pause button. The instant the mobster said,”691-9970” I hit the button. I finally got the number! He always said it so fast I could never get it.

For the $2,000,000 Question, who or where does 691-9970 connect to?

By the way, I saw the movie in the Herricks Theater, just across from the shopping center where a store called Trunds is/was located. It would be interesting to know that those two places are still in business.

And yes, I think it is a nice little movie. Give my regards to Mister Joe.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 12:10:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:46:56 AM EST
If I recall correctly, in 1973, Queens and Brooklyn were still area code 516, and Manhattan was only 212. A Verizon reverse lookup shows nothing in 516 or 212. I am calling it right now with my cell phone. I got a verizon message. Probably just a dead number!

Bill H.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:37:51 AM EST
Mob related number could be NY, NJ, Las Vegas or just about anywhere....................
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:33:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wave:
691? I dunno.



691 is in the Copaigue area!
Mob related? I think not!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:37:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 3:38:54 AM EST by pequa1]
Why not Copaigue? There are some gorgeous homes on the water. they don't all live here in Matzohpizza ya know !

Odd, I thought they all had to use that 555 malarkey.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:13:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 7:13:40 AM EST by Wave]
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:21:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:07:08 AM EST
It was my Telephone # What do YA need
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:15:10 AM EST
Herricks Movie Theater is still there. I believe Trunds is now a Walbaums.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:18:16 PM EST
i grew up near the herricks theater, its across the street from a roller rink . In the 80"s it was called LACES. Trunz meat stores is across the street just down the block.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:56:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By edpmedic:
It was my Telephone # What do YA need




Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:33:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By edpmedic:
It was my Telephone # What do YA need

20K of 5.56, linked, 50K of .223, unlinked, 50K of .308, 20 AR15/M16 Complete Uppers (bolt carrier assembly included and properly zeroed to 75 yards) in assorted lengths; nothing under 6 inches, nothing over 16 inches, XXX Suppressors for the Uppers, 20-30 C-Mags, 500 30 round M16 Magazines, schedules for the N22 and N24 bus lines, the LIRR schedule to New Hyde Park and whether or not I have to still Change At Jamaica, McCarthy’s Home phone number, and about 50 subway tokens, and a bag for all the used brass.



Oh, yeah; about an hour or two at Trunz.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:47:49 PM EST
I am a little short on the c-mags right now. People putting in orders to Rubin for when the ban ends. Maybe we can work something out anyway....LOL....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:47:33 PM EST
No biggie. I’ll bring over a few 30 rounders from a Free State and let you keep a few. Meet you at Dublin Pub?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:31:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
No biggie. I’ll bring over a few 30 rounders from a Free State and let you keep a few. Meet you at Dublin Pub?



HOORAY FOR THE DUB-PUB!
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:42:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By thorshammer:
i grew up near the herricks theater, its across the street from a roller rink . In the 80"s it was
called LACES. Trunz meat stores is across the street just down the block.




I remember pre-Laces Skateland, where I learned to ice skate with once-a-week lessons. Then it switched to roller Laces, scene of a few bad birthday parties I can barely remember. Eventually it turned back to skateland again, proving everything comes full circle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:32:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
No biggie. I’ll bring over a few 30 rounders from a Free State and let you keep a few. Meet you at Dublin Pub?



HOORAY FOR THE DUB-PUB!

How many empty - and not-so-empty cans of beer landed in my backyard?

To hazard a guess: Enough to make earthworms alcoholic.
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