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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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A Turkish movie which was given an American bootleg title of 'Turkish Mr. Majestyk' (aka 'Karpuzcu (1979)') was made and released about five years after this film. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Just after Majestyk and Frank are fighting in the back seat of the car, Frank shoots the back window. Majestyk pushes him out and escapes through the broken rear window. As he runs away from the car, the shadow of the film crew is briefly seen at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Nancy Chavez: If you want to go to bed with me, why don't you say so?
Vince Majestyk: I don't want to talk about it, I want to do it.
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Action and thriller with a two-fisted Charles Bronson
12 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The picture talks about a Vietnam veteran(Charles Bronson) attempting to begin a new life in honorable issues. He works as watermelon farmer but a mobster hit-man(Al Lettieri) and a local syndicate villain(Paul Koslo) are menacing his plans and the melons harvest . They go after him but Bronson'll execute his legitimate defense and he'll become in judge,jury and executioner. He only has acquaintance to a beautiful Mexican(Linda Cristal).

In the film there are action,exciting pursuits cars,shootouts,thrills,suspense and a little bit of violence. From the beginning until the end the action packed and the fast moving is continued and for that reason is entertaining . The great climax of the film is the final confrontation among the starring and the enemies that's stimulating and moving. The story is an adaptation from Elmore Leonard novel who also did the storyline. Charles Bronson acting is wooden as is habitual in his roles as revenger. Al Lettieri interpretation is terrific,as the nasty and nefarious mob killer, his playing is tremendous,though with quite gesticulation , his appearance is the best part of the film. The pic is well directed by Richard Fleischer, it's narrated understanding as well as hardly. The flick will appeal to Charles Bronson fans.


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