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Slither (1973)

 -  Comedy | Thriller | Crime  -  7 March 1973 (USA)
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While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to ... See full summary »

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Kitty Kopetzky
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Mary Fenaka
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Vincent J. Palmer
Richard B. Shull ...
Harry Moss
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Man with Ice Cream
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Farmer in Truck
Wayne Storm ...
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Edwina Gough ...
Bingo Player
Al Dunlap ...
Man in Men's Room
James Joseph ...
Short Order Cook
Virginia Sale ...
Bingo Caller
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While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys. Written by Anonymous

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Kitty Kopetzky & Dick Kanipsia. Together At Last! See more »

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Comedy | Thriller | Crime

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During the period the film was set, the USA was changing its road marking from white to yellow. In various shots on country roads, you can make out the same section of road having white center stripes one minute and yellow the next. It is possible that the road had its lines repainted during the filming. See more »

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Kitty Kopetzky: It's working man, you're playing right into their hands
Dick Kanipsia: What's working, who's hands?
Barry Fenaka: [holding a shotgun] Not this kid anyway.
Kitty Kopetzky: That's not going to do any good. If you all calm down I can explain the problem here.
Dick Kanipsia: Oh, I'd bet you can.
Mary Fenaka: I... I'd like to hear.
Kitty Kopetzky: Don't be so god-dammed cynical, you know there's some things you're never going to understand. First time I laid eyes on those two black objects out there I knew what was happening, because I can see the obvious whereas you people try to look ...
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Hilarious!
11 October 2002 | by (Lisbon) – See all my reviews

One of those films that make you realise just how good American cinema could be in the 70s. The plot is less important than the beautifully written and performed off-beat characters, all in their own way in search of an elusive (and finally impossible) pot of gold.

But perhaps the strongest feature of the film are the set pieces: James Caan gets a lift in the truck of a grumpy farmer: "Get out of my truck!" "Well, can you stop it first?"; Caan visits the 'head' in a diner, and a terrified customer comes rushing in - what's scared him?; the final ten minutes, a trailer marooned in the middle of the road, destruction all around, and James Caan finally waking up (existentially): "What the f*** am I doing here in a vegetable stand in the middle of nowhere?"

Caan showing a subtle touch with light/black comedy, the glorious Sally Kellerman, Peter Boyle as always wacky as hell ...

Pure gold.


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