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The Killers Blu-ray Review

13 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Don Siegel

Starring: Lee MarvinAngie DickinsonJohn CassavetesClu GulagerRonald Reagan and Norman Fell

Running Time: 93 minutes

Certificate: 15

Loosely inspired by the Ernest Hemingway story, when their high-priced victim Johnny North (John Cassavetes) gives in without a fight, two hitmen (Marvin and Gulager) become obsessed in finding the answer as to why. The duo track down Johnny’s former associates, only to discover a complex web of crime and deceit involving his femme fatale girlfriend Sheila (Angie Dickinson) and ruthless mob boss Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan in his last screen role).

“I bet you’re a big Lee Marvin fan aren’t ya”, so muses Michael Madsen’s Mr. Blonde to Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White in a terrific tense scene in Quentin Tarantino’s crime classic Reservoir Dogs. Like the gangster double act and the now iconic filmmaker, I’m also very much a fan of »

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