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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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Trivia

After escaping from the Crown Point jail, John Dillinger robs the local bank. While he did not rob this bank in real life, according to Ed Saager, the garage mechanic Dillinger forced to drive the getaway car, as they were passing by the bank, John Dillinger did jokingly comment, "Geez, I wish I wasn't in such a hurry to get outta here...I'd love to stop by that bank." See more »

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Some of the peripheral male actors in the film do not have their hair cut in 1930s fashion (close cropped on on the sides and back and short or fully cut sideburns). One instance is with the gray-haired man helping to escort John Dillinger into the Crown Point Jail. He has long sideburns. See more »

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[Pretty Boy Floyd has been shot trying to escape the FBI]
Melvin Purvis: Are you Pretty Boy Floyd?
Pretty Boy Floyd: [gasping in pain] I'm. Charles. Arthur. Floyd
Melvin Purvis: This is for Kansas City, boy.
Pretty Boy Floyd: [in more pain] I wasn't in on that... I swear.
Melvin Purvis: You shouldn't be lying when you're so close to your maker.
Pretty Boy Floyd: [fading rapidly] You must be Purvis.
Melvin Purvis: That's right.
Pretty Boy Floyd: I'm. Glad. It. Was. You.
[dies]
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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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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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La Cumparsita
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Music by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Played during the restaurant scene in Chicago
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Warren Mania
23 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My review might be a little biased because I love Warren Oates and will watch anything he appears in (including obscure movies like 92 In the Shade). However, I'd like to say that this is a very well-made gangster flick that rivals Bonnie & Clyde in entertainment value. I actually prefer the action sequences in Dillinger to the famous ones from Bonnie & Clyde because they seem rougher, more natural and less self-conscious. The shooting sequences in Bonnie & Clyde seem too choreographed and slightly pretentious in comparison. Another selling point for Dillinger is that it contains wonderful performances by Oates and Ben Johnson. Actually, Ben Johnson almost steals the show as "G Man" Melvin Purvis. Even though they only have 1.5 scenes together, Oates and Johnson complement each other nicely here.


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