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Tough Guys (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime | 29 May 1974 (France)
An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.

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An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.

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The Black Moses, The Hammer, and The Preacher Man. They've got their own kind of mean game.

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Action | Crime

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The production was staffed by an Italian crew because of former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley denying Hollywood production staff from filming within the city. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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going out of my way
18 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is to my knowledge Lino Ventura's only American production (though directed by an Italian director):it's amazing for an European to see him play opposite Isaac Hayes ,but the pair works quite well.

Ventura portrays a priest ,an updated version of Leo MCCarey's Father O' Maley ("going my way" ) in the seventies ,who does not content himself with celebrating the mass (the way he finishes his second service is very funny) but keeps a close watch on his flock and plays the occasional detective .His colorful character contrasts with his co-star's restrained performance who also wrote the music as he often did at the time.There's also a supporting part of a finally modern bishop.

Good actors ,but a very derivative screenplay however.


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