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Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG  |   |  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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After its initial run, "Mr. Majestyk" played as a supporting feature at New York cinemas showing the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), after the latter film proved a weak performer at the box-office. See more »

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At the cabin, when Majestyk hides from Frank by jumping up into a corner of the log cabin, his feet are not quite two logs up from the stone foundation, yet when Frank looks down from the roof into that corner, his point of view shows two full logs and no feet can be seen. Immediately afterward when Majestyk jumps back down, his feet can be seen starting from the same position, less then two logs up, as he jumps back down. His feet should have been visible from Frank's viewpoint on the roof. See more »

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Bobby Kopas: It ain't sunk into that thick brain of yours yet. See, everything goes a lot easier and a lot less trouble when you're doing business with me. You understand what I'm talking about?
Vince Majestyk: You make sounds like you're a mean little ass-kicker... only I ain't convinced. You keep talking and I'm gonna take your head off.
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The DVD cover shows Bronson aiming his shotgun...
20 January 2004 | by (Northern KY, USA) – See all my reviews

Promising another great action drama!

Richard Fleisher's tight direction, Bronson's sheer force of presence, and above all Elmore Leonard's excellent dialog combine to make this one terrific piece of entertainment – and one of Bronson's best films. Also worthy of note is Al Lettieri as Frank Renda (another excellent performance), a fearsome, explosively violent antagonist who perfectly compliments Bronson's cool-yet-tough demeanor. Bronson plays Vince Majestyk, a watermelon farmer who wants nothing more than to get his harvest in and mind his own business. He is interrupted by the weasel-like Bobby Kopas, who is quickly set straight by Majestyk – but Kopas soon joins forces with the vengeance-seeking Renda, whom Majestyk tried to send back to jail. Renda is just itching to get at Majestyk, and what follows is an action packed battle of wits between two determined foes – with only one left standing at the end…

Mr. Majestyk also manages to combine great action with some especially sharp, funny dialog. For instance, Majestyk overhears a gas station attendant claim the bathrooms are out of service: `Hey, I was the last one to use that men's room - you saying I busted the toilet?' Overall, Mr. Majestyk is highly recommended to fans of the great Charles Bronson, action movies, or just great movies in general.


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