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The Seven-Ups (1973)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 December 1973 (USA)
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A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

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Buddy - Seven-Up
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Barilli - Seven-Up
Jerry Leon ...
Mingo - Seven-Up
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Ansel - Seven-Up
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Vito Lucia
Larry Haines ...
Max Kalish
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Bo
Lou Polan ...
Carmine Coltello
Matt Russo ...
Festa
Joe Spinell ...
Toredano
Robert Burr ...
Lt. Hanes
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Inspector Gilson
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Bobby
Ed Jordan ...
Bruno
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New York City cops wage a war against assorted hoods and criminals after one of their own is brutally killed by a hoodlum. Seven-Ups refers to the minimum jail time each of the crooks will have to spend if they are caught. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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The producer of "Bullitt" and "The French Connection" brings you a high-speed ride with the strong arm of the law. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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A-7: Apospasma eidikis draseos  »

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This was the only film to be directed by producer Philip D'Antoni. See more »

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In the car chase sequence, when Buddy Manucci is driving through the street packed with children playing, an interior shot of his car shows a small portion of stunt driver Bill Hickman's face (his glasses are clearly seen in particular). Hickman did much of the driving for the interior shots of this car, besides his acting role as one of the two 'bad guys' and stunt driving in the car being pursued by Manucci. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Manucci: I'm not gonna bag you. But I think you better think about this. You better worry about Kalish's pals and Festa's pals, because word has a way of getting around.
Vito Lucia the Undertaker: What are you talking about? You're gonna let them know?You can't do this to me, Buddy!
Buddy Manucci: No?
Buddy Manucci: [jabbing his hand hard into Vito's chest] You watch me!
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Tepid direction sinks what could have been a classic
8 June 2010 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Sure, there are a few great set pieces - the opening sting, the car wash scenes, the chase. But for the rest this was a literal yawner; watching it in late evening I could barely stay awake. The problem, I think, is that producer Philip D'Antoni decided to direct the movie himself. He should have fired himself and hired an experienced director. Apart from the set pieces, there is no energy or pacing in the film, just long dialog scenes that never seem to move. Compare this to "French Connection," produced by D'Antoni but directed by William Friedkin. That one had hardly a dull moment; you always felt that it was moving somewhere. With a little script work and a director of Friedkin's ability, I think this could have been a classic. As is, it's basically a curiosity.


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