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The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)

GP  -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  June 1970 (USA)
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Crusading minister gets involved in the lives of members of a New York street gang.

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Jacqueline Giroux ...
Rosa (as Jackie Giroux)
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Little Bo
Dino DeFilippi ...
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Gil Frazier ...
Big Cat
Don Lamond ...
Sergeant Delano
Sam Capuano ...
Mr. Gomez
Alex Colon ...
Mingo
Héctor Mercado ...
Moonlight (as Hector Mercado)
Stew Silver ...
Augie
Dorothy James ...
Mrs. Gomez
David Connell ...
Pusher
Michelle Galjour ...
Angela
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Crusading minister gets involved in the lives of members of a New York street gang.

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The story takes place in the early-'50s, yet in one scene Big Cat references Medicaid, which wasn't established until 1965. See more »

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David Wilkerson: Some of you are so blind that you're heading for a ditch and you don't even know it.
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Very spiritual.
30 November 1998 | by (New Port Richey, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is very spiritual and moving. For a low budget movie this comes across as very professional and mostly well acted. It goes on to show that belief in Jesus takes more guts than having cowardly self interest and hate in us. Great to see a movie that is not only a real positive message, but a fact, as I have met the real Nicky Cruise and know it is true.


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