A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and ... See full summary »
During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives.
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
Jim Kane is a loser cowboy in Nogales, Arizona.He has more good nature than good sense and often takes jack-of-all-trades jobs. His bank loans are jeopardized when his latest horse purchase is a bust. His horses are quarantined with STD. Jim is broke. The local hotel clerk sympathetic about his situation lets him live in the hotel maid's room for free. His ex-wife goes gentle on him when he cannot make the alimony payments. Jim turns down his uncle's offer of a job but accepts a deal to buy cattle in Mexico for a shady businessman who has a bad reputation. Jim travels to Mexico where he teams up with another loser, an old friend by the name of Leonard, who moved to Mexico in order to pursue one of his many failed get-rich-quick schemes. The two amigos set out to buy Mexican cattle from various local ranchers but they experience difficulties and soon run into trouble. Written by
One of Paul Newman's demands is that he gets to spend an hour each morning on location in a sauna. That is why his character in the film uses the shower steam to create a sauna early in the story. See more »
It ain't easy down here, Jim. You got to fight tooth and nail.
, I just don't wanna fight here.
[slaps the money into Leonard's hand]
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Amiable movie that goes nowhere, but gets there slowly,,,,
I looked forward to this movie because it was Newman and Marvin, which could have been an interesting teaming given the right material.This, it turned out, was not the right material. This is a film in which not much happens, and to fill in the gaps we have a traditional jazz score which is inappropriate, shall we say, for a story about cattle-buyers in Mexico. At the same time, the two stars are given roles too quiet and pleasant (and in Newmans case too dumb) to be interesting. I recall when I first saw It I tired long before the end. Now, reseeing it on video, I stopped it just before the end to come and write this. As a Marvin-lover, the film is a major disappointment.
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