Aug 1, 2010
Mitchell (1975) (part 5 of 8)
Here we get the movie’s most interminable scene, which is really saying something. Mitchell has apparently been invited to dinner [?] with Cummings, and he’s still wearing that hideous sport coat. Cummings tells Mitchell he shouldn’t have “blown your cover” out on the golf course. Mitchell replies that “I’m not ashamed to be a policeman, Mr. Cummings!” No, but the rest of his department is.
We then see Benton serve some soup to Cummings. I guess Benton is earning his dues by also acting as Cummings’ butler [?]. Cummings tells Benton to serve some soup to Mitchell too, which he does very reluctantly. Hey, don’t take the henchman job if you can’t do everything the ad says. Cummings tells Mitchell that he doesn’t think Benton likes him, and tells Mitchell he has to get people to like him, because “you never know when they’re gonna come in useful [sic].”
Mitchell asks about the shipment of heroin, and Cummings scolds him, calling him “too impatient” because he’s asking about it over the soup (useless lines about soup: 1). Cummings wants to know why he shot Bush-Like Guy on the golf course, and Mitchell explains that it was to find out who he was. Uh, okay. Let’s just keep moving here.