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?
The sex and violence was heavily cut by the British board of film censors when first theatrically released in the UK in 1979. See more
What if I want a slice of pizza?
Can't you read the signs outside? We don't sell sliced pizza.
What if I wanted 60 slices of pizza?
You deaf? No slice pizza! Take it on the arches!
Written by Melvin Schawrtz
Performed by Jan & Dean
Courtesy of United Artist Records See more