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Alberto De Martino
The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline, but the title character in this film appears to stretch the... See full summary »
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Tough criminal Hank McCain gets released from prison after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Hank hooks up with his son Jack, who has devised a daring plan to rob a Las Vegas casino. Unbeknownst to Hank, Jack is also involved with volatile and ambitious mob capo Charlie Adamo, who uses Hank as a pawn so he can gain control of Vegas territory that's currently being run by the formidable Don Francesco De Marco. Written by
The car chase was filmed in two days without permits using rented automobiles from Hertz. See more »
When McCain and Irene are driving through downtown Las Vegas, all the closeups of her are played against background shots of hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip, miles away. See more »
Don Francesco DeMarco:
Do you think we want an ape like you for a partner?
When I took over the West Coast it was full of apes. And the organization was in the toilet. Now I straightened it out - me - and nobody else. Now I'm takin' heat. Why? For what? How the hell do I run this district if I'm in the dark? What's the matter - I can't make an investment? I'm not allowed to make a dollar? I ain't got that right?
Don Francesco DeMarco:
When someone talks to us about rights, he ends up like Gennarino Esposito, y'know? And with me, you don't ...
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The movie is pretty good to see in that Peter Falk, of Columbo fame, gives an unexpectedly good performance as a ruthless gangster. I saw the movie on A and E, so I probably missed some details. The gist is that Cassavettes tries to win one more score from Ganster Falk(sort of like Superfly)and attempts to do so with the help of his "Little Friend", a Thompson Automatic. For a film of the late sixties, it is pretty violent. However, Cassavettes created his own style of directing, and this film showcases it.
It was hard to follow at parts, but again this may have been due to the commercial interruptions and editing.
It's about a 7.5 out of 10.
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