A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be ... See full summary »
Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives... See full summary »
Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died.... See full summary »
Billy Dee Williams,
Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.
A professional holdup man with scruples has a young ambitious partner who covets his wife and his life. When the holdup man goes to prison, the partner cuts loose, leaving a trail of deaths behind him.
Alberto De Martino
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived. Written by
There are no closing credits and no "THE END" title card. The screen just goes black. In the opening credits, everyone involved in the film (even the "little people") are credited on two "tell all" title cards, right on down from the actors to the grips, a total of 82 credits. See more »
I wouldn't say that this is my favourite Cassavetes movie. That changes almost every week. But I can very safely say that this is his most profound and the one that everyone should see. Why? Because here he explores things that almost any human being would encounter at some point in their lives. And my, my, did he do it with such painful precision and beauty or what? The questions that this movie asks are actually simple. But I don't think that many people actually take time to ask themselves these questions, let alone deal with them. The movie simply asks us questions like what would marriage entail? What will it be like 20 or 30 years down the line? Are you truly prepared to face what marriage would entail? And the movie doesn't even provide any answers to these questions. But, chances are you would be glad that you actually saw the movie. It may be appallingly difficult to take at first. The first 30 or so minutes are just as crazy as the first 20 minutes or so of Faces(another Cassavetes masterpiece). But stick around and you'll be surprised at how touching and profound the film is. You'll be forced to think about things that you would rather not think about, sure. But you'll be thankful later that you actually did think about those things. Or at the very least you'll be thankful that someone did point out those things to you, even though you still hadn't put much thought into it. It'll be one long crazy ride(the film is about 2 hours and 20 minutes long), but it's such an important enough ride that everyone should take it. Every man should see it so that they could get to know themselves better. Every woman should see it because maybe it can help them understand men better. So go see it everyone, and thank John Cassavetes later for the experience.
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