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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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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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SEK 733,573 (Sweden)
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Gene Hackman's line to the waitress, "Is this your first day?", was an ad-lib. Hackman was genuinely annoyed with the actress. See more »

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Max Millan: [at the lunch counter] Gimme a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer.
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Referenced in Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) See more »

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Performed by Michael Nesmith & the First National Band
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A Decade Under the Influence
14 January 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

2 pawns who are making up for their past are living the present like they may have no future. Hackman and Pacino are amazing. Some of the 1 shot scenes last for 2-3 minutes. The magic created on screen by these two actors are mind blowing. The opening and closing scenes are so "different" it can be classed as poetic in a way. This is not your regular Hollywood movie, although it has 2 of the greatest actors in American movie history. Check this film out! 1973 never looked so real.


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