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Machine Gun McCain (1969)

Gli intoccabili (original title)
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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hank McCain
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Irene Tucker
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Charlie Adamo
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Don Francesco DeMarco
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Duke Mazzanga
Margherita Guzzinati ...
Margaret DeMarco
Claudio Biava ...
Barclay
Steffen Zacharias ...
Abe Stilberman
James Morrison ...
Joby Cuda
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Joni Adamo
Tony Kendall ...
Pete Zacari
Salvo Randone ...
Don Salvatore
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Rosemary Scott
Maria Mizar
Euplio Moscusu
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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 Woodyanders

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Even the Mafia Calls Him Mister!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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GP | See all certifications »
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29 October 1970 (USA)  »

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At Any Price  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car chase was filmed in two days without permits using rented automobiles from Hertz. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Irene Tucker: Fabulous.
Hank McCain: Twelve years in prison, I still get a kick out of these lights.
Irene Tucker: They're beautiful.
Hank McCain: They're not beautiful. They're cheap. It's an attraction for sad, fat businessmen begging for more money. For hustlers, for thieves, for pimps. I love it.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Hank McCain, Pt. 3
Composed by Audrey Nohra and Ennio Morricone
Performed by Jackie Lynton
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Cassavettes was awesome.

Let me start out by saying I think the main star in this flick, John Cassavettes is one of the most underrated actors of his time. I was expecting this movie to blow me out of the water. I'm a huge fan of euro action and gangster flicks. Maybe I've seen too many...or maybe "Machine Gun McCain" just wasn't trashy enough for me.

The plot is simple and straightforward. John is great as the quintessential old school tough guy. His son represents everything he isn't. I liked that part of the story- the relationship between Hank and his son.

This movie lacked the overall trashiness that I like to see in these Italian crime flicks. I prefer stuff like "Street Law" or Fulci's "Contraband," and recently I saw Deodato's "Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man" which is way more along the lines of the stuff I like (more violence, more shock, more trash)...I rented this movie and I doubt I'll purchase it for my collection.

However, I'd recommend it for fans of John Cassavettes. As I said, he really makes the movie. Look for a young Florinda Bolkan as Josie.

6 out of 10, kids.


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