A gang of horny, sadistic juvenile delinquents looking for kicks invades the suburban home of a housewife, injects her with dope and waylays her. A passing saleswoman receives similar ... See full summary »
A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his ... See full summary »
A man (Peter Haskell) joins a card game where the stakes are a matter of life and death. Sensing foul play, he persuades a young woman (Margot Kidder) to help him reveal the operator of the game (Joseh Wiseman) as a card cheater.
Unfortunately this original mix of action and laughs is kept from cinema fans as it sits rotting in the Columbia vaults for all eternity. A shame since this may be Jack Starrett's strongest film and features a witty script by a young Terrence Malick and fully realized performances by its two leads Stacey Keach and Frederic Forrest who turn to a life of crime so they can get the money to open a seafood restaurant. Many standout scenes include interrogation by bathtub and electric razor, and an intense shootout in an abandoned building as it's being torn down by a wrecking ball!
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