Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. Keitel is introspective as only Keitel can be, really making the audience feel for him and his pained existence. Written by
A powerful film about sex, music and violent crime.
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Did You Know?
claims in the DVD 'director's commentary' that Michael V. Gazzo
, who was fond of a drink, bribed him for a pitcher of Bloody Mary in exchange for an unscripted line that would 'make the scene' in question: the line was 'I should have strangled you in your crib.' and Gazzo delivered it 'under the influence', Toback having been true to his word. See more
Don't you understand? I'm going to bring you into dreams of yourself. All you have to do is believe in me.
What? You're so full of shit!
References Five Easy Pieces
Angel of the Morning
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by Merrilee Rush
and The Turnabouts
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