The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
Charley Varrick and his friends rob a small town bank. Expecting a small sum to divide amongst themselves, they are surprised to discover a very LARGE amount of money. Quickly figuring out that the money belongs to the MOB, they must now come up with a plan to throw the MOB off their trail. Written by
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When Joe Don Baker begins his chase of the plane in the auto junkyard, he immediately hits a junked car with the right front fender, pushing the car ahead of him, until he hits ANOTHER car. Subsequent shots during the chase show no damage to the fender. See more »
[Molly has just punched out an argumentative black man... ]
I allow very few men to speak to me in that tone. Few caucasians. And no nigras at all.
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Matthau's fine performance and Siegel's assured direction makes this a must for all lovers of 1970s action movies. Having passed this over before, I found Charlie Varrick to be an exhilarating watch containing beautiful landscapes and a stunning finale.
I highly recommend this film and the section on it written by Siegel in his own autobiography. Criticisms that this is a confusing and slow-paced adventure are unfounded as many of the loose ends come together almost perfectly in a well thought through chain of events.
Definitely worth a look when it next comes on TV, but probably even better at the cinema.
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