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Cisco Pike (1972)

R  |   |  Drama  |  29 May 1972 (Denmark)
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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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Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
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Merna
Joy Bang ...
Lynn
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Music Store Owner
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Mexican Man
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Herb Weil ...
Suspicious Customer
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Buffalo
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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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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 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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The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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An overlooked gem from the early 70s
4 September 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Cisco Pike was Kris Kristofferson's film debut and it's astonishing to see him looking so young. He also provided the bulk of the songs featured on the soundtrack. He plays Cisco Pike, a recovering drug dealer and semi pro musician who can't quite decide which direction his life is going to take. Crooked cop Gene Hackman approaches Kris with the chance to clear his criminal record by selling Gene's purloined stash of primo dope. The balance of the film follows Kris' efforts to unload the pot in one hurried weekend which finds him frolicking in bed with Warhol star Viva and porn actress Joy Bang, dropping in to the studio with Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quartet, dining on fine food with Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas, and reminiscing about old times with his strung out old music buddy H D (Harry Dean) Stanton. Add Karen Black, Severn Darden and Wavy Gravy himself, Hugh Romney, and you have an amazing time capsule and a tremendously entertaining and well acted picture. This would make a terrific double bill with 1971s Vanishing Point.


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