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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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Variation spellings and working titles of the movie's Mr. Majestyk (1974) name have included both "Mr. Majestic" and "Mr. Majestyk". See more »

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During the chase in the canyon, the left headlight is alternately there or missing. See more »

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Vince Majestyk: I'll tell you what, I'll take one of those cigarettes if you have a spare one.
Black Prisoner: [Stops Majestyk from going over to Renda] Hey man, I'll give you one.
Vince Majestyk: Oh, thanks.
[Looks st Renda]
Vince Majestyk: I got a cigarette, so I don't need one.
Black Prisoner: [Talks in a low voice to Majestyk] Hey man don't you know who that is? That's Renda, Frank Renda!
Vince Majestyk: [Looks surprised] oh yeah I've seen him on TV! He's a movie star or something!
Black Prisoner: No man, that's Frank Renda, he's a Hitman for the mafia!
Vince Majestyk: So I guess he's kind of famous then right?
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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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The DVD cover shows Bronson aiming his shotgun...

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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