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Mr. Majestyk (1974)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  17 July 1974 (USA)
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A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

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Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. But the local mob boss has different ideas. When his workers are threatened Mr. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk himself. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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This film was launched in the USA in July 1974, the same month as another Charles Bronson picture, Death Wish (1974). That movie premiered on the 24th whilst this movie was first released just a week earlier on the 17th. See more »

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(at around 1h 29 mins) During the chase in the canyon, a safety cable can be seen attached to the bad guy's car front bumper. See more »

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You'll rue the day you messed with Bronson's melons.
3 September 2007 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Vince Majestyk a melon farmer trying to get his melons picked is disrupted when his charged for assaulting the no-good Bobby Kopas and finds himself in jail. This when Majestyk gets on the wrong side of Mafia hit man Frank Renda, after some mobsters tried to break out Frank. Majestyk keeps him hostage, in the hope of making a deal with police to overturn his charges. However Frank escapes, and vows revenge on Majestyk. Due to his obsession for it, Frank gets Kopas to drop the charges. Majestyk heads back to his farm, but finds out that Frank wants to spoil his only goal.

A strong, if under seen Charles Bronson vehicle is one of my favourites of his long list of work. To begin with the migrant cheap labour subtext is quite obvious in its social statement, but it's the battle of wills, for one's ego between Bronson, Lettieri and Koslo's characters within Elmore Leonard's dry, melodramatic screenplay (from his novel) and striking dialogues from the hardened script, which really does feed the hunger. The three have one thing on mind, and go about it accordingly, as their differing personalities go onto drive them, and probably going on to help with their downfall. Director Richard Fleischer sparely engineers the picture with deadpan grit, as the pacing is rather relaxed and the action impulsively breaks out with intensely rough, no-bars intent. It's pretty much a bloody pulp. Charles Bernstein's lively, adept musical score had that down-to-earth, but uncanny harmonious twang that seems to gel with the visually dusty, earthy and spacious Colorado backdrop. It must've been bright, because Bronson couldn't stop squinting. The scenically lean photography by Richard H. Kline is expressively tight and adds another important dimension in the film's ever growing character. Charles Bronson is stoic as-ever, but credibly feels right at home and his weary image dominates perfectly. It's a genuine turn. However it's the support cast that ignites the story. Al Lettieri is animatedly good as the firebrand mafia hit man Frank and Paul Koslo is terrific as the scummy, wet-behind-ears wannabe Bobby. Those two had great chemistry! Linda Cristal held her own along side Bronson, and the gorgeous Linda Purcell provides able support.

Everything about this one feels freshly handled and downright gripping, even with its slow progression.


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