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Slither (1973)

PG  |   |  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
Seamon Glass ...
Farmer in Truck
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Highway Patrolman
Diana Darrin ...
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Buddy
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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Kopetzky & Kanipsia together at last. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller | Crime

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7 March 1973 (USA)  »

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A nagy koppanás  »

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The van is a 1973 rec trans discover 25 R made by Dodge. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Inoffensive & Mildly Charming & Entertaining Off Kilter Black Comedy
28 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Completely Inoffensive and Mildly Engaging Offbeat Black Comedy that is a Crime Story Punctuated with Quirky Characters and Odd Situations. James Caan is at the Center of this Iconic Seventies Cast Including Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser and a Few RecVees.

It Moves Along Comfortably while Occasionally Hitting Speed Bumps and Veering Off Center Shifting Tones While Playing Everything Perfectly Dead Panned and Straight. Kellerman Steals the Show but Not Totally Playing a Most Energetic and Eccentric Air-Head, as Everyone Seems to be Having a Grand Old Time.

Not for All Tastes it is an MGM Movie when the Studio was Dying and Frankly it didn't have a Clue what was Going On Culturally at the Time as Films were Exploding with a New Found Independence and a Near Fifty Year Formula Followed by the Industry had Recently Crumbled into Dust.

Overall, Worth a Watch for its Differentness and to See a Good Cast at Play. It's a Hoot of a Heist Movie that was Experimental and it Works Quite Well Most of the Time.


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