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A professional hit man is planning to retire, always a difficult move for one in such a profession. A young apprentice appears to be eager to learn all the skills of the trade - but is that all he wants? Written by
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Reportedly, publicity for this picture during theatrical release declared that this movie detonated the largest ever (at least at the time) controlled explosion in Los Angeles. Apparently, the explosion utilized five tanks of butane fuel and nine pounds of black powder. The object being blown up was a fifty-years old run-down skid-row hotel which was actually about the same age as the movie's star, Charles Bronson. See more »
After the driver of the Chicken Lickin truck gets out, the door closes. In the next shot, Steve is seen closing the same door. See more »
The best Bronson film ever and also one of the 70's best
They sure don't make them like this anymore: smart, realistic, tough and fascinating. Charles Bronson is in top form here, he plays a hit man with creative and untraceable way methods of killing, he is like a "death doctor" and when he "fix something, it never works again". But things aren't so good for him lately, he suffers from anxiety and collapses in one memorable scene. He then decides to take under his wing the young Steve Mackenna (Jan Michael Vincent in one of his better roles) and teach his the skills of the trade. Director Michael Winner put together a piece of classic cinema with everything seems to work perfectly. The cinematography is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, especially the final scenes located in Italy. It's a shame that this film is almost unknown to the young generation and is way underrated here. The twisted ending certainly lifts up the already high level of the film. Highly recommended 10/10.
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