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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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Cast

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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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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

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Love and Bullets, Charlie  »

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Trivia

John Huston was the original director on this movie and it was (for a short time) the first movie where Huston directed Charles Bronson. However, it was not the first time they had worked on the same picture. Huston played Harris Wagner in Bronson's Breakout (1975) about four years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Vittorio Farroni: Something on your mind?
Huntz: Yeah... Big man.
[Richie Huntz walks away]
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Connections

Referenced in The Exterminator (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand By Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
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So-so crime thriller with good production values
3 December 1998 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

What could have been an excellent crime thriller is turned into a mediocre film thanks to the uninspired direction of Stuart ("Cool Hand Luke") Rosenberg. With Wendall ("Death Wish") Mayes as writer, I had high hopes for this film. Bronson plays an Arizona lieutenant who is after a drug lord (Rod Steiger), responsible for the death of a fellow cop. The FBI butts in, telling him that if he wants to help out he can persuade Steiger's mistress, (Jill Ireland, doing a good Dolly Parton) to give testimony to the DAs. Bronson travels to Switzerland to retrieve her. Lots of boring shots of him taking trains, planes and automobiles to do this. Steiger does a great job playing a stuttering mafiosa don and the film boasts many excellent character actors (Henry Silva, Paul Koslo, Val Avery, Strother Martin, Bradford Dillman, etc.) A few good action scenes, but in the end, we needed more bullets and less love...


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