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Sweet Revenge (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | June 1976 (USA)
A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ... See full summary »

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Edmund
Richard Daughty ...
Andy
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John
Marvin Rosand ...
Policeman
Robert Lewis-Ferguson ...
Policeman #2
Betta St. George ...
Woman Guard
Evan A. Lottman ...
Bailiff (as Evan Lottman)
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D.A.
Jock Dove ...
Judge
Duncan Maclean ...
Junk Man
Brooks Woolley ...
Ferrari Salesman
Edmund Villa ...
Greg (as Ed E. Villa)
Adele Burnett ...
Judge Adams
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A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough cars (sometimes the same car more than once) to buy a new Ferrari. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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There's never been a girl so good at being bad. And now she's planning "Sweet Revenge."

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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June 1976 (USA)  »

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Dandy, the All American Girl  »

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The working title of the film was "All-American Girl". See more »

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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Say Goodbye to Hollywood
by Billy Joel
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One Of The Most Highly Misunderstood Films

Some film critics labeled this film a bomb. I feel, however, the only thing exploding with such rash comments are their lack of true experience in and with the real, down and dirty, world.

Upon exiting the theater to find their cars stolen, do these critics even wonder about the innate nature of the person who has absconded with their vehicles.

Stockard Channing enters the role and world of a dedicated car thief with such deft character acting, that many of the true criminal element were (reportedly) able to bond with her. And for that reason alone, the viewer has to watch this film with their focus solely limited to the character being depicted. Disregard everything else in the film with the notable exception of her motive, methods and single minded determination to achieve one single soul driving goal.

Listening to Channing spew out the dialect of the seasoned criminal with such convincing force and believability, one might easily suspect she had at one time actually been such a person who lived in such an environment. Most definitely, one would never guess she had attended the socially acclaimed Radcliff College. If character acting is what acting is all about, then Ms. Channing is one hell of an actress.

This highly underrated cinematic character study is well worth the renting for the true film buff.


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