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Chandler (1971)

GP | | Drama, Crime | 1 December 1971 (USA)
A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

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Charles 'Chuck' Kincaid
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John Melchior
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Leo
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Selma
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Sal Sachese (scenes deleted)
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Zeno
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Lal Baum ...
Waxwell
Charles Shull ...
Binder Ransin
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Rudy, Bartender
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Storyline

A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

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Chandler is a private eye. It's a hard way to make a living... and an easy way to die.

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Drama | Crime

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1 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Open Shadow  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to "Uprising at MGM," a Time Magazine article of Dec. 27, 1971, director Paul Magwood and producer Michael Laughlin placed a black-bordered ad in the Hollywood Reporter apologizing for the movie, claiming that MGM studio chief James T. Aubrey had severely re-cut Chandler (1971) and added previously deleted scenes, in Aubrey's judgment, to simplify the plot. Aubrey also allegedly changed the film score from 1940s-type music to something more contemporary. The producer and director also claimed that Magwood was denied entry to the editing room while Aubrey revised the film. See more »

Goofs

When Carmady shoots the man in the parking structure a loud report can be heard from inside the car; yet when Kincaid shows up, and Carmady hands him the gun it has a suppressor on the barrel of a revolver. Which anyone knows does not suppress the blast. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Oakman: Chandler! You're alive! I got a job for ya!
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Connections

Featured in Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993) See more »

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Oates is great
6 October 1999 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Warren Oates was one of the most valuable character actors of >his day and is always a pleasure to watch. In "Chandler" he >plays a private detective who is not quite clever enough for the >predicament he finds himself in. The plot is clever and the >relationship between Oates and Caron is off-b


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