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Dillinger (1973)

 -  Action | Biography | Crime  -  20 July 1973 (USA)
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

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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 Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Feature film directorial debut of John Milius. See more »

Goofs

During the Little Bohemia shootout when most of the gang is gathered in the lodge's lobby exchanging fire with the FBI, Nelson can be seen in the background loading a 50-round drum magazine into his Tommy gun. During his next close-up, it's loaded with a 30-round box magazine. See more »

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Baby Face Nelson: If he screams like that again, the hunters downstairs are going to call the cops.
John Dillinger: What do you expect me to do about it?
Baby Face Nelson: Finish him! I wouldn't ask no different!
Billie Frechette: Oh God, you can't do that!
Pretty Boy Floyd: Leave the boy be! He deserves a chance. A man deserves a chance.
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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 »

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Good action yarn
1 February 2003 | by (AZ) – See all my reviews

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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