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Scarecrow (1973)

R  |   |  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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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 »

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Max Millan: [at the lunch counter] Gimme a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer.
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Unjustly overlooked classic
24 February 1999 | by (Reno) – See all my reviews

This overlooked film features Gene Hackman's best performance as an introverted ex-con. Al Pacino gives one of his best performances. Director Jerry Schatzberg and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond capture both the squalor and the grandeur of the American landscape. Garry Michael White's screenplay is filled with richly nuanced characters, religious symbolism and a deep sense of humanity. One of the best of the 70's.


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