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Scarecrow (1973)

 -  Drama  -  26 May 1973 (France)
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Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

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Coley
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Woman in camper
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Max is an ex-con who's been saving money to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Lionel is a sailor who's returning home to the midwest to see the child born while he was at sea. They form an unlikely pair as the brawling Max learns a little how Lionel copes with the world: Lionel believes that the scarecrow doesn't scare birds, but instead amuses them - birds find scare-crows funny. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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The road leads itself to somewhere.

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Espantapájaros  »

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SEK 733,573 (Sweden)
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Gene Hackman has said that the box office failure of this film so disappointed him, he thereafter concentrated on purely commercial projects. See more »

Quotes

Max Millan: [Lion was beaten almost to death by Riley] Oh my god,what happened?
Lion: Riley tried to fuck me, so I had to beat the shit out of him.
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Great acting
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The highlights of this movie are the expected standout performances by a young Al Pacino and a young, well younger, Gene Hackman. Their range of facial expressions and absoulutely convincing characterizations are a joy to behold. Also since Hollywood usually deals in glamour, it's a nice change to see characters with more modest aspirations. A very good road movie, a genre I usually don't gravitate to, 7/10.


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