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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
"I Call First" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 January 1978 (Finland)
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A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.

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Girl in Dream (as Ann Collette)
Lennard Kuras ...
Joey
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Sally Gaga
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Harry
Tsuai Yu-Lan ...
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Girl in Dream
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Iggy at Party
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Gaga's Girl
Robert Uricola ...
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Susan Wood ...
Girl at Party
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Girl at Party (as Marrisa Joffrey)
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J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic guilt than Scorsese's later work, we see what happens to J.R. when his religious guilt catches up with him. Written by David Gibson <djg@ukc.ac.uk>

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Mean Streets was just around the corner.

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A scene with Harvey Keitel laying on a bed while "The End" by The Doors is playing in the background almost got repeated in Apocalypse Now (1979), though in different circumstances. Keitel was the original choice for the Willard role (played by Martin Sheen) in Francis Ford Coppola movie but was fired a few weeks after some rehearsals, and as known to many, the film starts with Willard lying on a bed with The Doors song playing in the background. See more »

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J.R.: I called first!
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For Scorsese's maniacs...
18 August 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Who's that knocking at my door" is along with "Boxcar Bertha" the most unknown picture of the Italian-American genius Scorsese. Make no mistakes: it's nothing like a masterpiece and it's no surprise that almost no one know about this movie, but here we got some of the constants in Marty's cinema: the street talking, the violence, the outsiders... Those things that "mean streets" dealt about... This was Martin Scorsese's debut and so it was for his friend Harvey Keytel who plays a chauvinist-bad tempered young man.

So, this is a movie that I recommend to those who really love Scorsese's work and wanna know about his origins.

*My rate: 6/10


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