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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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Crainpool
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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X-Ray Technician
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 film was made and released about three years after its source novella "The Bailbondsman" by Stanley Elkin had been first published in 1973. See more »

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

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Bujold is a gypsy like Dr.Ruth is an astronaut.
11 October 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

It's not a complex political thriller, and it's not a supernatural mystery drama, nor is it advanced finance/accounting - but it's still quite confusing. Maybe I need to see it again, no idea. I saw it many years ago, in German (thanks to the "wisdom" of synchronization). I remember it as a muddled, pointless comedy melodrama, though there wasn't much to laugh or chuckle to here.

But the real problem I had with this strange 70s movie is the casting of Genevieve Bujold as a gypsy: it is pure insanity. Haven't these Hollywood dopes ever seen real gypsies? In the U.S. the term "gypsy" may signify or imply "cute" so maybe they thought they should cast a cute actress such as Bujold undoubtedly is. They dyed her hair so heavily that it's blacker than black - but it didn't help. It can't. She is about as gypsy-looking as Robert Redford would be Italian-looking if they dyed HIS hair (he was the original choice for Michael Corleone in "The Godfather", believe it or not).

I live in Serbia and see gypsies every day. They'd laugh at this movie.


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