Sergeant Bernie "Whistling" Smith pounds the beat on Vancouver's east side--the hang-out of petty criminals, down-and-outs, and a variety of unsavory characters. His policing is unorthodox. To many a drug user, petty thief, or young woman drawn into prostitution, he is more than the iron hand of the law, he is also counsellor and friend. Here is a revealing insight into one side of big-city life and a tough cop with a big heart.
1975, 27 min 20 s
Red Ribbon Award - Category: Human Concerns
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 31 to June 5 1976, New York - USA
Etrog for Best Sound-Recording to Jean-Pierre Joutel
October 7 to 12 1975, Niagara-on-the-Lake - Canada
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