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Freelance (1971)

 -  1987 (Portugal)
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A small time London con-artist (McShane) witnesses a gangland hit. Determined to carry out his schemes, he must do so while avoiding the same hitman.

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Derek
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Frederick Treves ...
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Robin Mitchell is a small time con man on the fringes of London's underworld. He witnesses a brutal mob hit, and that means they want him dead. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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Ballad of a Freelance Man
Music by Cyril Ornadel
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
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Decent little crime film
22 April 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Freelance is an unheralded but pretty good gangster film starring the gregarious Ian McShane as Mitch, a wide boy who makes his living by showing blue movies and arranging shady land deals. He witnesses and stops an apparent mugging on the street, little knowing that he's stepping into the midst of a gangland dispute bigger than he is. Before long he's targeted by the local boss, and Mitch spends the rest of the film trying to elude capture whilst assuring himself of enough income to maintain himself in hiding. As always, McShane is outstanding, and the rest of the cast is fine, including Texan Gayle Hunnicutt, admirable as Mitch's love interest, and Keith Barron as his smarmy but reliable pal Gary. There's a good (uncredited) folk rock title tune and terrific West End location photography. Fans of Get Carter (1971) will enjoy this minor little gem.


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