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Love and Bullets (1979)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  March 1979 (UK)
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Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.

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Louis Monk
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Huntz
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Caruso
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Cook (as Sam Chew)
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Officer Durant (as William Gray)
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Andy Minton
John Hallam ...
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Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.

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From the writer of "Death Wish" [DVD tag line: Finland]

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Crime | Drama

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March 1979 (UK)  »

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Love and Bullets, Charlie  »

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This was not the first movie ever made with the 'Love and Bullets' title. Two silent comedy shorts made in the nineteen-tens preceded it [See: Love and Bullets (1914) and Love and Bullets (1916)]. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing Durant flee from a crime-scene, driving recklessly in his car, Congers finally stops him]
Charlie Congers: What's goin' on?
Durant: That girl back there... That was my old lady! I was gonna marry her!
Charlie Congers: Let's get some coffee.
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Stand By Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette
Performed by Tammy Wynette
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Thrilling movie in which a detective is assigned a special mission to Switzerland
30 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

An Arizona Police Inspector named Charlie Congers (Charles Bronson) is sent on a dangerous assignment to Switzerland to bring an outrageous mafioso(Rod Steigers)'s love interest named Jackie Pruit(Jill Ireland , Bronson's wife) back to USA to testify against him in trial . Meanwhile some killers (Henry Silva, Paul Koslo) attempt to murder Jackie .

The picture contains suspense , action, thrills and is quite entertaining , though average . Excellent Rod Steiger as peculiar stuttering mobster who amuses himself with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald films . Very good support cast formed by prestigious secondaries as Strother Martin , Bradford Dillman , Albert Salmi , Michael V Gazzo , Val Avery and many others. Special mention to Henry Silva as a nasty and sadist criminal , as ever. Pretty locations from Switzerland well photographed by Fred Koenekamp and Anthony Richmond . Atmospheric musical score by Lalo Schifrin with certain influence in Ennio Morricone music.

Rosenberg's regular direction that underlines the strength of personalities involved , undercutting the less pleasant aspects and putting the focus squarely on Bronson's tough performance and Ireland's excessive silly character. Stuart Rosenberg was one of the best TV directors of the 50s and 60s and subsequently realized segment of crime and mystery series . In 1967 directed his first film , the successful ¨Cool and Luke¨ with Paul Newman . Booth of them attempted in vain to repeat the formula in three further movies together ¨WUSA movie, Pocket money and The drowning pool¨ . However he achieved other two hit smash in the terror genre with ¨The Amityville horror¨ and again with a prison film ¨Brubaker¨. Since then Rosenberg's output has been unsatisfactory and sporadic as ¨The Pope of Greenwich village ¨ a Mickey Rourke vehicle . Rating : Passable though mediocre thriller.


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