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Framed (1975)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | August 1975 (USA)
A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.

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Ron Lewis
Conny Van Dyke ...
Susan Barrett
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Vince Greeson
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Sal Viccarrone
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Sam Perry
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Bundy
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Morello
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Frank
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Senator Tatum
Joshua Bryant ...
Andrew Ney
Hunter von Leer ...
Dewey
Les Lannom ...
Gary
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Bickford
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Decker
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Deputy Allison
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Gambler Ron Lewis wins the jackpot but is ambushed later on the street outside. In self defense he kills a cop and is sentenced to four years of prison. He vows to make a bloody revenge on the mayor and the police commissioner. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Part of the movie was filmed at the then open Tennessee state prison in Nashville.some of the real inmates and correctional officers were filmed. See more »

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Nearer My Love, To You
Written by Arthur Kent and Frank Stanton
Sung by Conny Van Dyke
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One helluva solid, severely underrated action/revenge drama
14 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had seen Framed a couple of times back in the mid 1970s, and I remembered it as a solid drive-in revenge drama on a par with its companion piece, the original 'Walking Tall.' After just watching it again, I have to say I am stunned at how good it really is. It's well acted (the female lead, Conny Van Dyke is perhaps a little weak), tightly scripted with realistic dialog and believable action, and briskly paced. It contains a slew of potentially stock characters, including several corrupt police and political officials, a mafia boss and one of his henchmen, a single honest African-American policeman, and some Southern redneck hoodlums. Still, instead of appearing flat and contrived, they all manage to seem distinct, well-enough rounded, and logically consistent with their context in the story. The direction is totally professional but as straightforward and simple as the story it's telling. It's like the best TV movie you've ever seen with a moderate amount of profanity and a few scenes of ultra-realistic violence thrown in. Altogether, the effect is a kind of realism that can sometimes be mistaken as amateurish but will in fact stand up to some serious scrutiny. It may not have the glossy sheen of a big-budget Hollywood thriller, but Framed also avoids the plot holes, caricatures, and over the top stunts that weaken so many of them. That's not to say it lacks for action. There's plenty of mayhem and bloodshed and even an actual train wreck. And if you like to see the good and bad guys get what's coming to them, Framed will definitely deliver. In short, Framed is a damned good movie, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes action flicks.


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