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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Leo Holland
Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
Joy Bang ...
Music Store Owner
Chuy Franco ...
Mexican Man
Severn Darden ...
Herb Weil ...
Suspicious Customer
Doug Sahm ...
Rex (as Douglas Sahm)
Recording Engineer (as Don Sturdy)
Sim Valensi (as Alan Arbus)
Frank Hotchkiss ...
Motorcycle Officer


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 policĂ­a y la droga  »

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


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


Jesse Dupre: You gettin' any more gigs, man?
Cisco Pike: Yeah. Ed Sullivan wants me.
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An overlooked classic
11 March 2004 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Somebody please bring this out on DVD, because I'm desperate to own a copy so I can watch it whenever I feel like it. It's rarely seen and it's a fantastic piece of 1970's cinema.

Strong, realistic, natural performances from Kris and Harry Dean, stacks of great cameos including the might Antonio Fargas. Fantastically evocative and one of the few occasions when Kristofferson's great presence and offscreen persona have been used to good effect in front of the camera.

If you love 1970's American films (and if you have any feeling for movies at all, you have to love this period), then this is up there with the best.

If you have a chance to see it, take it.

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