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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:
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Harry Crown
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Uncle Frank
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Big Eddie
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Buffy
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Dolly
Zooey Hall ...
Tony (as David Hall)
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Baby
Janice Heiden ...
Clara (as Janis Heiden)
Max Kleven ...
North
Karl Lukas ...
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Burt (as Anthony Brubaker)
Jerry Summers ...
Shoes
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Jake
Bennie E. Dobbins ...
Driver (as Bernie Dobbins)
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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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Everyone is dying to meet Harry Crown.


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23 September 1974 (France)  »

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The following did "double duty as stuntmen and actors" according to the August 29, 1973 edition of The Hollywood Reporter (in alphabetical order by surname): Anthony Brubaker, Bennie E. Dobbins (billed as Bernie Dobbins), Roy Jenson, Max Kleven, Chuck Roberson, and Jerry Summers. 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 »

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The one Frankenheimer wants you to forget.
8 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

John Frankenheimer's post modern stab at the crime genre comes hot off the heels of Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut (from the same author no less), only the tone is more cutesy and the body count is nearly tripled. After a Pycal-inspired opening and an excellent underwater graveyard montage, we are introduced to pearly pistol gripped gangster Richard Harris who's en route to Chicago (?) to help win a dangerous mob war. The substandard mafia plot sits second tier to the film's sporadic comedy spoofing and mugging, much of what both fails and succeeds simultaneously at the hands of its dramatic director who must have been at the peek of his well publicized cocaine binge. Harris, with his balding curl mullet and wide-brimmed glasses resembles a young Michael Caine or Woody Allen depending on the lighting and camera angle, but performs his actions and delivers his dialog like a stone cold stoic; the juxtaposition is startling and dare I say cool as hell. Action scenes come out of nowhere and are framed and executed with professionalism, including a crazy ambush on an elevated bridge, and Chuck Conner's interchangeable James Bond claw which can alternate between knives and sex toys given the occasion. Much maligned and obscure gem. The skeletal dead humans and accompanying narrator reminds me of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.


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