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
He Has The Hands Of An Artist And The Mind Of A Madman.
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, who played one of Tony Sirica's two bodyguards, objected to holding the door or lighting the cigarette of his boss while in character. Those actions were done by actor Ed Marinaro
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[interrupting her son's innocuous greeting
I don't want to hear it.
Whatever it is you plan to hurt me with.
Written by Bert Berns
and Jerry Ragovoy
(as Norman Meade)
Performed by Garnet Mims & The Enchanters
Courtesy of United Artist Records See more