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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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Sue
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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
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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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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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Wailin' and Whoopin'
Written and Performed by Sonny Terry
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The merchants of Venice
16 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the lost 70s movies that seldom turns up in books or on 'best' lists, and yet it defines the time (1972) and place (Venice Beach, CA) like no other. Leading the stellar cast is Kris Kristofferson, playing a down-on-his-luck musician - kind of ironically as his soundtrack is every bit as good as his performance. The ever-wonderful Karen Black is his much put-upon girlfriend, though a strong character in her own right. Harry Dean Stanton strums a guitar and shoots up, while Gene Hackman plays a rogue cop, Factory model Viva appears looking somewhat out of place in LA, and the Doug (Sahm) in the Sir Douglas Quintet plays himself, even doing a turn in the studio. Finally, there's the perfectly named Joy Bang, and that's pretty much all you need to know. Sure, there's a story going on about a dope deal that inevitably goes tits up, but we've all seen that before. This is a character driven movie with a vengeance and while it may be the only film of note from writer/director Bill Norton, it's a great one.


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