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Bone (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  July 1972 (USA)
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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as ... See full summary »

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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared. Written by Anonymous

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The house this was shot in belongs to the film's director, Larry Cohen. See more »

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Bill: A rat! He's stuck in the drain!
Bernadette: A rat? In OUR pool?
Bill: Yeah, I guess he got thirsty and come down from the hills, and fall into the pool and get sucked into the filter.
Bernadette: Get it out, get it out!
Bill: It's alive in there!
Bernadette: Well, so? Get it out!
Bill: Any idea how?
Bernadette: Yes, call the pool service. I want this pool drained and scrubbed!
Bill: The chlorine will kill all the bacteria.
Bernadette: Oh really? Well, you didn't seem too happy swimming around with a rat in there.
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Very Black, Very Subversive Comedy
2 April 2005 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

BONE (3+ outta 5 stars) Very odd film that gets better and better the more times you see it. The plot sounds like an average thriller... but the movie is really a comedy... a very black, very subversive comedy. A well-to-do middle-aged couple (Andrew Duggan, Joyce Van Patten) have their bickering interrupted by a mysterious, threatening black man (Yaphet Kotto) who seems to come out of nowhere. He ransacks the house, looking for money. After coming up dry he sends the husband to the bank to withdraw some cash... if he doesn't come back in an hour he is going to rape the wife. Well, the husband takes the opportunity to run out on his wife and have a one night stand with a crazy woman he meets outside of the bank. The wife and her captor, in the meantime, actually begin to form a bond... and soon take off after the errant husband to seek their revenge. Or do they? Excellent performances and dialogue. I was a little taken aback by the movie the first time I saw it because I wasn't sure where it was going... so you'll need to keep an open mind to fully appreciate it. Why was Yaphet Kotto never a big movie star? He OWNS this movie! (Then again, he pretty well owns EVERY movie he appears in.) Classic opening dream sequence of Andrew Duggan selling used cars filled with gruesome accident victims!


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