Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big... See full summary »
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell. It describes the early childhood and youth of Virgil, his failure at a musical career, and his obsession with bank robberies. The film uses a voice over narrative and interviews with his family, friends and acquaintances. Written by
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One of Woody's better films, maybe not up to 'Sleeper', but good nonetheless. Great lines in the narration, too, such as, "The prisoners were fed one hot meal per day: a bowl of steam." Parodying 'Cool Hand Luke', watch for Woody receiving the ultimate chain-gang punishment: a night in the box with an insurance salesman.
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