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Cisco Pike (1972)

 -  Drama  -  29 May 1972 (Denmark)
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Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo... See full summary »

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Cast

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Officer Leo Holland
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Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
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Merna
Joy Bang ...
Lynn
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Music Store Owner
Chuy Franco ...
Mexican Man
Severn Darden ...
Lawyer
Herb Weil ...
Suspicious Customer
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Buffalo
Doug Sahm ...
Rex (as Douglas Sahm)
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Recording Engineer (as Don Sturdy)
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Sim Valensi (as Alan Arbus)
Frank Hotchkiss ...
Motorcycle Officer
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Storyline

Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo Holland, blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A Has-Been Rock Star. A Crooked Cop. And a Lot of Money. See more »

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Drama

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29 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Cisco Pike - La policía y la droga  »

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Trivia

Seymour Cassel was set to star but left shortly before filming began. Kris Kristofferson was a last minute replacement. See more »

Goofs

Crew and tripod clearly visible in reflection of phone booth 23 minutes into the movie, after he rents the car. See more »

Quotes

Cisco Pike: The kids take it hard when you left?
Jesse Dupre: I imagine. Ah, screw it, man. I'm gonna' provide for them when we make it. I'm gonna' give 'em half my share. Besides, I got some accident money left.
Cisco Pike: What's that?
Jesse Dupre: I got in a car wreck and sustained some heavy "brain damage". That's the easiest one to pull now. Whiplash don't work no more. Broke a leg once. But brain damage, man, that's the easiest one. Ten thousand, just like that. I'm lucky like that, man. Things happen to me.
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Wailin' and Whoopin'
Written and Performed by Sonny Terry
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Jeez, you kids sure need a history lesson
5 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never seen so many reviews miss the mark so entirely. It's important to understand that this is mainstream money behind a bleeding- edge art-flick of it's day. Kristoferson was reviled by the mainstream. Truly loathed. It's one of the reasons his star never quite took-off. Seriously, having one of his albums back in those days would have had your folks shipping you off to boarding school.

Many are characterizing this as "down-beat", "low-key", one person even said, "humerous melodrama". Wrong. The aloof demeanor of Kristoferson's character is just how Kristoferson was. That lumbering meter was omnipresent in films of the day. He wasn't intoxicated, or leastwise effected by it, that was just what passed for kool in those days kids. Those guys grew up on Gary Cooper and the strong-silent type was the guy every kid emulated. This was disingenuous coming from a long-haired California kid. Part of the reason he was so hated.

The copyright date in the film says 1971. Hackman's character was driving a car depicted as a police cruiser and it was a '70 model. Also, Kristoferson's character rents a car at one point, and it's a '71. So I'm guessing this film is early '72 at the latest and not '79 like the info says.

Anyway. This is an incredibly enjoyable watch. 'Play Misty for me', Clint Eastwood's directorial debut is a better look at the early 70s. That came out in '70 as a matter of fact. To me LA was just a set along with the period in Cisco Pike. Again I think there are way better cultural history tours of the time. This was fantastically directed, and if often poorly lit, was cinematographically quite professional looking. The script is tight with great dialog that dates well but it moves a little fast. They needed about 10 more scenes in the film to flesh it out a little. Probably budget issues.


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