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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 is the only filmed adaptation of an Elmore Leonard crime novel that Charles Bronson ever appeared in. See more »

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During the chase scene, Majestyk (Charles Bronson) is loading his shotgun in the bed of the pickup as Renda and his henchmen close in on the truck in their two cars, and the view from the lead car shows it closing to within 15-20 feet of the back of the truck, then the view switches to Majestyk's view from inside the truck bed and both pursuing cars are still a couple hundred yards back, then the view shows Majestyk kicking open the truck's tailgate and the lead car is again 15-20 feet behind. 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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Don't mess with Charlie Bronson's melons!
6 September 2009 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As far as these type of '70's action guilty pleasures go, this is simply among the best. It has a well told story, with some nice characters and actors that are portraying them.

It's hard to imaging how this movie would had been without Charles Bronson in it. He played in lots of movies like this from the '70's, till his death in 2003. He often played the same sort of characters in these type of movies. Proud, hard working and tough but honest men, who get in a dangerous situation with the wrong people.

In this case Bronson messes with the wrong man; Hit-man Frank Renda played by Al Lettieri, who received lots of fame during the '70's, for playing in movies such as "The Godfather" and "The Getaway". With his looks, he was a great movie villain, who unfortunately died way too soon in 1975, only one year after his appearance in this movie. But besides his looks he also really was on fine actor. He started out acting at a pretty late age, which is a bit of shame, also considering that he died also quite young. imaging how many more great movies he could had played in and how many more great villainous characters he could had portrayed, had he started out earlier and/or lived longer.

The movie it's story is kept quite simple but still it's rather well written, despite its rather ridicules and unlikely main premise. It's clever in parts and it's not just an one subject movie. It also knows to keep its balance between its characters and it equally focuses on the good guys and gals and the bad ones.

It must have been a quite cheap movie to make by the looks of it but it doesn't mean that the movie doesn't has any action in it. For an '70's action movie it's quite action packed, with a couple of nice chases and shootouts throughout the movie. More than enough to please the fans of these sort of '70's action movies and Charles Bronson fans.

That movie that showed that there is better not to be messed with Charles Bronson's melons!

7/10

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