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99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

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Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Crown
Uncle Frank
Big Eddie
Constance Ford ...
Zooey Hall ...
Tony (as David Hall)
Janice Heiden ...
Clara (as Janis Heiden)
Max Kleven ...
Karl Lukas ...
Burt (as Anthony Brubaker)
Jerry Summers ...
Bennie E. Dobbins ...
Driver (as Bernie Dobbins)
Chuck Roberson ...


Elderly mobster Edmond O'Brien hires a hit man to eliminate his rival. There are albino alligators, skillful chase scenes, and Chuck Connors as a one-handed psycho who can fit various deadly weapons on his stumpy arm. Written by Ørnås

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uncle | chase | rival | gang war | bordello | See All (51) »


Everyone is dying to meet Harry Crown.


PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 September 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

99 % død  »

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Technical Specs


| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

| (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Frankenheimer was asked why he did the film in a 1983 interview he said, "I don't know. I guess I just wanted the work. I never really had a grip on that film. I didn't know what the hell it was. I knew it wasn't a comedy. i guess I thought it was a parody." See more »

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The end credit show stills from the movie except for the last part which is a pop art animation still that says WHAM! See more »


Featured in Age 7 in the USSR (1991) See more »


Easy, Baby
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Sung by James Gilstrap (as Jim Gilstrap)
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A well lit film noir.
25 July 2000 | by (Sarasota, Florida) – See all my reviews

The critics hate this movie (Maltin included) because they can't place it in a category. It is not a serious mob film (Godfather) nor is it a comedy (Johnny Dangerously) nor is it bumbling mob dark comedy (a la the recent Bruce Willis - Matthew Perry vehicle). Rather this is a cartoon. Note the introductory cartoon credits. The opening underwater scenes (two) and closing scene (envelope construction) are absolutely unique to American filmcraft and you don't know whether to laugh or be horrified. The lead character is an Englishman, brought over by an American mob boss and who must take off his glasses to shoot and carries automatic pistols with flowers carved in the ivory grips. Is this over the top or what? The enemy hitman has a hook (due to an amputation at our hero's hands) which he replaces with a wine bottle opener, artifical flowers, pruning shears, etc. Our hero also has a much younger, beautiful girlfriend (daytime teacher - nighttime club dancer wearing a feather top) who waits for his return hoping that this time he will make her his own (see 1000 other movies with that same device). Our hero tutors the younger mob wiseguy and both their girlfriends are kidnapped and abused by Mr. Big. Okay, so some of the movie is cliche and some is esoteric. The ambush at the bridge sequence is as visually stunning as any serious mob film. The shootout at the laundry scene is as good as the same scene in The Fugitive or the ending to Terminator. The sequence where Harry is pinned down by a sniper and his boss resces him by pulling up in an armored Rolls-Royce is great as the actors have their conversation while rounds skip off the roof. This is then followed by driving down a would be bomber who carries a bundle of dynamite like Wyle E. Coyote. Being filmed in Seattle, Florida and Los Angeles you never know whether you are supposed to be in New York or Chicago or where. Look for a Confederate Battle Flag during the parade scene where Harry re-enters the crowd. Look for Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky) as an uncredited mobster escorting Harry to see Bradford Dillman. You will be watching a one-of-a-kind movie, maybe not great or even good, but a movie unlike any other. Enjoy it for what it is.

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