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Scarecrow (1973)

R | | Drama | 11 April 1973 (USA)
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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According to Al Pacino, he and Gene Hackman did not get along very well during filming due to their different personalities. See more »

Quotes

Lion: Hey Max, I've been meaning to ask you...
Max Millan: Yeah?
Lion: In the joint...
Max Millan: Yeah?
Lion: No women, right?
Max Millan: No.
Lion: So how'd you get laid?
Max Millan: [gives Lion a long, piercing look before he says anything] I'm gonna' have that car wash. Yeah! And a deep freezer full of steaks. And *ass,* buddy! I mean ASS!
Lion: Max, you should be more careful where you drop your drawers. Some scorpion will put a lip-lock on your big ass.
Max Millan: Uh-huh. Well, it'll be his funeral.
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Referenced in Lumet: Film Maker (1975) See more »

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Silver Moon
Written by Michael Nesmith (uncredited)
Performed by Michael Nesmith & the First National Band
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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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