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Cisco Pike (1972)

R | | Drama | 29 May 1972 (Denmark)
A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 keys of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

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Sue
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Officer Leo Holland
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Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
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Merna
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Lynn
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Music Store Owner
Chuy Franco ...
Mexican Man
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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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Gene Hackman and Kris Kristofferson and Karen Black and Viva and a footrace...a crooked cop...a lot of money and so little time. See more »

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Drama

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29 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 with black pants and red shirt reflected in the brown station wagon, 26 minutes into the movie, after Cisco's montage of selling the packages. He meets a guy at a housing construction site. See more »

Quotes

Cisco Pike: [to Jesse, who's worried he might be too old to get back on stage again] It ain't your goddamned body they're after, man, it's your soul!
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Soundtracks

Funky Lady
Written and Performed by Lee Montgomery
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I recall loving this film when I saw it upon release in 1972
14 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recall loving this film when I saw it upon release in 1972. It seemed to capture something of the moment that so few films did and I fell in love with the songs of Kris Kristofferson. Recently picking up an Italian poster for the film encouraged me to revisit it. Actually, hard to find but I found I had a DVD. The film is fine, Kristofferson is great as is Karen Black, for most of her performance. Indeed, she is great at first but seems to fade a little in the final scenes. Viva is okay but perhaps a little old in the role, seeing her now alongside the kitten like Joy Bang. There are not a lot of songs here and the central story regarding the drug dealing sets ones eyes rolling at the thought but the dialogue, the cinematography and colourful and evocative creation of the freewheeling lifestyles remains attractive and compelling. One slight item of curiosity is that IMDb suggests there is talk of a threesome but no nudity, whereas quite clearly we see Kristofferson with Viva and Bang in a brief topless frolic. It is blink and you miss it stuff, so whether it was intended to be cut out, I don't know and can't remember whether or not it was in in the cinema release!


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