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Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  January 1976 (USA)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

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Johnny Barrows
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Tony Da Vince
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Mario Racconi
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Don Da Vince (as Tony Caruso)
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Don Racconi
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Richard
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Prof. Theodore Rasputin Waterhouse
Mike Henry ...
Carlo Da Vince
Aaron Banks ...
Capt. O'Malley
Robert Phillips ...
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Jenny Sherman ...
Nancy
Victor Rogers ...
Tom
Gregory Bach ...
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John LaMotta ...
Antonio Goti (as Johnny LaMotta)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families. Written by Jmac1988

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Star Fred Williamson's M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Elliott Gould came in for a half-hour's work to help out his friend. Gould completely improvised his part on the spot. See more »

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Dedicated to the veteran who traded his place on the front line for a place on the unemployment line. Peace is Hell. See more »

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Boring Johnny Barrows
22 December 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A dishonorably discharged Vietnam vet soon finds himself homeless and unemployed on the streets of Los Angeles. He gets a job offer from a mobster to wipe out another mob family. Not a thought-provoking premise, but one that could have delivered some action and excitement. But the movie is anything but action-packed and exciting. Our hero doesn't take the mob boss' job offer until more than an hour of the running time has passed! And when he does start delivering business, it's not very compelling - it's as if director Williamson was determined to make all this "action" as slow and boring as the first hour of the movie. The movie looks okay for what was a poverty-row budget, and Williamson in front of the camera has some charisma, but that's nowhere enough to save the movie. And why does the title card of the movie claim the hero is named "Johnny Barrows" when a badge the hero wears in the beginning of the movie states he's named "Johnnie Barrows"?


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