The three titular characters are Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, and Harvey Keitel, all very pleasant in their roles as ambulance drivers for company owner Allen Garfield. Their easy-going camaraderie, which provides a strong role for Welch, allows for many good behavioral moments.
The film starts off as pure farce but veers into tragedy when young driver Bruce Davison is killed by a junkie’s shotgun.
Other supporting characters also suffer from the film’s opportunistic grab-bag tendencies.
The film, based on a story by Stephen Manes and Tom Mankiewicz, remains oddly appealing despite its serious flaws # in many ways it’s an accurate reflection of what really goes on in hustling ambulance outfits.