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The Outfit (1973)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  October 1973 (USA)
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's... See full summary »

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Jack Cody
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Mailer
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Jake Menner
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Kimmie Cherney
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Buck's Wife
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Frank Orlandi
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Madge Coyle
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Alma Macklin
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Doctor
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Rita Mailer
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Hit Man
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Carl (as Elisha Cook)
Bill McKinney ...
Buck Cherney
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's almost offed by a killer too, he pays the mobster Jake Menner a visit and demands reparation. His friend Cody helps him to gratify his thirst for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Revolte in der Unterwelt  »

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Second picture where actor Robert Duvall was top first billed. The first had been Badge 373 (1973) which first released in the same 1973 year. See more »

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A killer fires a revolver with a silencer on the barrel. The gun would still make a loud sound due to the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. See more »


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Rock of Ages
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Lyrics by Augustus M. Toplady
Music by Augustus M. Toplady and Thomas Hastings
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Interesting take on the revenge flick
8 April 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed The outfit. Robert Duvall is great in his role as the not so likable ex con Earl Maclin, on a revenge mission against the outfit(sort of a non Italian mafia) for killing his brother. The film does this in a very different way, in that Maclin, doesn't go about the clichéd "Kill everyone" approach. Instead he demands monetary compensation and warns the outfit that he'll bleed them dry until he gets it. I really enjoyed the first two thirds of the film that deal with Maclin and his accomplice Cody(Joe Don Baker(who was also great in his role)) and how they go about robbing the outfits operations. The finale goes a bit too exploitation and OTT for my liking, which is something of a disappointments. The other problem I had was Maclins relationship with his moll(who only seems to make about 2 major appearances in the film) which i felt was underdeveloped. Overall, The Outfit is a nice little film, that deserves a bit more attention than it got.


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