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Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1977 (Italy)
Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.

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Maritza
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Gino Ardito ...
The Golfer
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Judge Ehrlinger
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Treska
William Cort ...
Public Defender (as Bill Cort)
Todd Martin ...
Roy Blake
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Prisoner
Joseph X. Flaherty ...
Morgan
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Young Shepherd
Al Checco ...
Nat
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First Goon
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Alan DeWitt ...
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Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.

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He was brilliant in "The Days of Wine and Roses." He won an Academy Award for "Save the Tiger." Now Jack Lemmon teams with one of today's most arrestingly beautiful stars in a unique and compelling story. See more »

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The collection of novellas by writer Stanley Elkin which this film's source novella "The Bailbondsman" is included in is called "Searches and Seizures" (1973) but when the anthology was published in the UK the following year it was retitled as "Eligible Men" (1974). See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

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Two volatile people--two too many
2 July 2017 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Genevieve Bujold plays a modern day gypsy fortune teller out of jail on $30,000 bail after trying to kill her husband; her bailbondsman is Jack Lemmon, a cigar-smoking, middle-aged burn-out who has a long, colorful history with the girl. The narrative takes a past-and-present look at their relationship. Years before, Alex became enamored of the virginal gypsy girl after rescuing her from her angry family; today, he's exasperated with her unpredictable behavior, lashing out at her for trying to skip town (and handcuffing her to the bedpost while they make love). Character portrait with not-uninteresting milieu but a pushy John Korty direction and terrible, offensive dialogue. It takes real hacks to make a nuisance of Lemmon and Bujold, but neither star comes out of this debacle looking good. Henry Mancini's score--plaintive plucks on a Spanish guitar--underline the 'introspective' moments, hoping to create pathos. * from ****


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