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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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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 »

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In the scene where Harry Pierpont gets shot and falls off of the bridge, his cries for "Mary!" are clearly laid over the top of his scream as he falls from the bridge. See more »

Quotes

Billie Frechette: Well, what did he sound like?
John Dillinger: Who?
Billie Frechette: Melvin Purvis.
John Dillinger: Don't you ever say that name again!
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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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Referenced in Little Cigars (1973) See more »

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Oh, My Darling Clementine
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Whistled by Dillinger after bank robbery
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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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