This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Jo Van Fleet
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Robert De Niro,
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The film was chosen to be screened at the New York Film Festival in October 1971. See more »
They same I'm a charmer... that I charm the people I hustle. Well, that comes after dealing with women, after hairdressing. I love to dress hair! But being that I know what to do, being that I'm hip enough to know, I do it!
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this is a very good movie. it was very cheaply made and at first after i put it in i didn't think i'd like it all too good, but then something hooked me and i ended up enjoying it quite a bit. it's about a junky and although depressing there are some funny parts, ironically funny, and the acting is top notch even though the lighting is horrible and the look of the film isn't exactly top notch either but it doesn't really matter because the pace of the story and the story itself gets the viewer involved. also, warning for any hardcore Robert DeNiro fans. i bought this movie because he was on the cover and it turned out he's only in the movie for about a collected ten minutes, maybe less. he plays a cop, one of two, and is the second banana of the two. Karen Black is the love interest and does a fine job as usual for her, and beside Segal's buddy, a black junkie whose performance is exceptional, especially in the ending, the movie mostly belongs to George. but if you want to see a realistic and enjoyable film that wiles the time away nicely, pick this one up (the DVD is cheap!), just don't expect it to live up to the cover, that is, don't add it to your DeNiro collection till after you watch it. but i think if you like Mean Streets and Taxi Driver and movies of the like, you'll enjoy this one. and also look out for cameos from Jose Perez (Short Eyes) and the great Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown).
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