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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
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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29 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

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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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Kristofferson's debut is excellent.
16 June 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Anyone looking for a downbeat, humorous melodrama should track down Kris Kristofferson's acting debut as the title character. Gene Hackman, Harry Dean Stanton and Karen Black compliment him nicely in a dated yet refreshing picture about a has-been musician who's recently quit dealing drugs. Hackman is a psychotic narc who blackmails him into selling stolen marijuana and Black is his put-upon live-in girlfriend that's just about had it with Pike's freewheeling ways. An extremely moody piece, punctuated with quick but successful comedic moments and quietly tense scenes. CISCO PIKE is from that early 70's less-is-more period of filmmaking and makes a great diversion from the feces currently hurled at us from Hollywood. Just goes to show that good movies age well, regardless of the pop culture it contains within.


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