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Cool Breeze (1972)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  2 July 1972 (UK)
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Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Sidney Lord Jones
Judy Pace ...
Obalese Eaton
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Travis Battle (as Jim Watkins)
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Lt. Brian Knowles
Sam Laws ...
Finian
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Lark
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Mona (as Pamela Grier)
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Martha Harris
Wally Taylor ...
John Battle
Rudy Challenger ...
Roy Harris
Stewart Bradley ...
Captain Lloyd Harmon
Ed Cambridge ...
The Bus Driver (as Edmund Cambridge)
Royce Wallace ...
Emma Mercer
Stack Pierce ...
Tinker
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Lt. Carl Mager
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Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

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He hit the Man for $3 million. Right where it hurts. In the diamonds. And baby, that's cold.

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2 July 1972 (UK)  »

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A Essência de um Roubo  »

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Some erroneous sources credit actor Leon Ames as Dr. Fields. Ames does not appear in the film. Dr. Fields is played by Robert Shayne. See more »

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Works way better than you might think.
12 April 2008 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A blaxploitation version of "The Asphalt Jungle" sounds like a really lame idea but the movie works out much better than you at first would expect.

The 1950 John Huston movie "The Asphalt Jungle" was to me an unexpected brilliant movie. It's one of the best crime/film-noir's I've ever seen. I therefor also didn't expected much from this blaxploitation version of the same movie but I have to admit that the movie simply turned out to be a great one.

Main reason why this movie works out so well is of course its story. No matter how you turn and change things around, the story, based on the W.R. Burnett novel remains a great and well layered one, with good characters in it. It's one of those movies that is not particularly well directed or acted out but lets its story allow the movie to be a great one.

Also the atmosphere of the movie was good. It was of course not a film-noir type of typical atmosphere but '70's blaxploitation also always have a typical and good 'hip cat' atmosphere of their own, which I always enjoy, no matter how bad the movie. It also makes sure that you'll take the movie too seriously. You also really shouldn't take this movie too seriously and you should take the movie with a grain of salt. I was actually surprised by the amount of comical relief within this movie, mainly because the original story is such an original and heavy one but it of course certainly makes this movie an enjoyable movie to watch and it definitely works out well for the movie as a whole.

Really, you should give this movie a chance.

8/10

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