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 »
Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big ... See full summary »
After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him. Written by
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When Dillinger is locking up the guards during his "wooden gun" jail break from Crown Point, one of the guards asks "Where did you get that?" (meaning the gun). To which Dillinger replies "From my lawyer." In real life, many historians have uncovered evidence that Dillinger's lawyer, Louis Piquett, made arrangements with Homer Van Meter and "Baby Face" Nelson to bribe a guard to smuggle a real gun to Dillinger for his escape. But the guard chickened out and gave Dillinger a wooden gun to bluff his way out. See more »
John Dillinger like many Chicagoans in July went to the movies as much to escape the heat as to see the feature. The heavy overcoats worn by the FBI are out of season. See more »
[Pretty Boy Floyd has been hiding with a farm family when he sees the FBI pull up]
Do you need a Bible?
Pretty Boy Floyd:
[shakes his head ruefully]
I admit, I have sinned; I have been a sinner, but I enjoyed it. I have killed men, but the dirty sons-of-bitches deserved it. The way I figure it, it's too late for no Bible. Thanks just the same, Ma'am.
[leaves through the window]
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After the closing credits a voice (Paul Frees) can be heard decrying the film and calling it a source of corruption for children. See more »
Just watched this movie again after a number of years. Good entertainment and well done action sequences with top flight performances by Warren Oates, Ben Johnson and, Harry Dean Stanton (as usual). The influence of Peckinpah is obvious. As with most Hollywood interpretations of history, there are some historical liberties taken (the firefight's at Little Bohemia Lodge and in Mason City, Iowa for example). The performances of Michelle Phillips (amateurish) and Richard Dreyfess ("Baby Face" Nelson should have been portrayed as more of a 'lunatic' rather than 'obnoxious') detract a little from the film. However, overall a good movie with popcorn and a soda on Friday night.
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