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Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 July 1974 (USA)
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 foreign film from the nation of Turkey was given an American bootleg title of "Turkish Mr. Majestyk" (aka Karpuzcu (1979)). It was made and released about five years after this movie. See more »

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Just prior to the big chase in which the Ford truck does all of the big jumps, Majestyk pulls the truck into the driveway and parks in front of the house. He then unhooks the trailer and leaves it behind the truck. When he runs out of the house and jumps into the back of the truck as the woman drives it away, the truck is facing the other direction and the trailer is not in sight. 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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Remade as Karpuzcu (1979) See more »

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Bronsons best!
16 February 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Who would of thought that Charles Bronson would give his best performance as a melon farmer! Mr. Majestyk is a '70s classic. Elmore Leonards screenplay elevates this above other 30 year old action fare. The late great Al Lettieri is hilarious as hit-man Frank "The Keeeeeeeys" Renda. Character actor extraordinaire Paul Koslo nearly steals the show as the irritating Bobby Kopas. Linda Cristal is quite good as Charlie's love interest. Beautifully photographed, with scene after scene of memorable dialogue Mr. Majestyk delivers. Especially an amazing truck chase ( that ford used in TV commercials years later.) Instead of endless DEATHWISH sequels that numbed the senses, Charlie should have done a sequel to this one.


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