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Love and Bullets (1979)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | March 1979 (UK)
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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Vittorio Farroni
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Louis Monk
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Brickman
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Lobo
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Huntz
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Caruso
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Cook (as Sam Chew)
Billy Gray ...
Officer Durant (as William Gray)
Jerome Thor ...
Senator
Joseph Roman ...
Coroner
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Andy Minton
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Cerutti
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Storyline

Phoenix cop Charlie Congers develops a personal hatred for mob boss Joe Bomposa. Congers sees the devastating effects of Bomposa's drug trade on the community. He thinks it's his duty to personally go after Bomposa who's protected by an army of lawyers, money and political power. Often charged but never indicted for any offense, Bomposa continues his illegal activities. But out of the blue an opportunity presents itself when Bomposa's girlfriend, ditsy blonde Jackie Pruit, is called to testify before a Senate investigation committee. Despite Miss' Pruit unwillingness to co-operate with the Senate investigators, Joe Bomposa grows worried that she might talk to the cops, after all. His mobster friends and his lawyer advise him to send her away in Switzerland, on a vacation, far from the Senate investigators. However, when they get information that FBI agents are after her, they decide to contract a hit-man to have her killed in Switzerland. Not having a mandate to operate on Swiss soil,... Written by nufs68

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

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

March 1979 (UK)  »

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Love and Bullets, Charlie  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pre-publicity advertisements for this picture in trade paper 'Variety' advertised the fact that this movie was being directed by John Huston. Director Stuart Rosenberg then replaced John Huston as director. Some scenes for the movie were actually directed by Huston but reportedly he left the picture after creative differences with the films' producers. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Pruit: What's that thing where you get scared of being cooped up in iddy-biddy dark places?
Charlie Congers: Claustrophobia?
Jackie Pruit: That's the fella! Well, I think I've got it!
Charlie Congers: Fasten your seat-belt.
Jackie Pruit: Why?
Charlie Congers: I have a cure for it!
[Congers drives their car off the speeding train straight onto the field, where it crashes badly]
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Soundtracks

Stand By Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Screen classic? I don't think so.
4 December 2015 | by (whakamaru) – See all my reviews

But that's what the DVD cover said. I watched it a year ago, yet couldn't remember a single thing about it! So watched it again, and didn't recall a single scene either!

There are hundreds of scenes of course, but every one is pointless and silly and sometimes ridiculous, ie, the guy with a machine gun lets off a magazine, but doesn't hit anyone, even at close range? The blow-gun scene is also simply not realistic. They might work in the Amazon, but to imply that one could fire a dart about 20 metres, up to the balcony with 100% accuracy is nonsense.

Is there a story here? Not much. Cop goes after chief hood, tries to retrieve the man's dolly-bird, a real air-head. At least her (Jill Ireland) acting is good, but the role is so awful I can't see why she accepted it. The rest of the cast simply don't matter.

My original rating was a 4, which is hard to justify now, but I'll let it stand.


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