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The Swap (1979)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 October 1979 (USA)
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Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother - played by a young Robert de Niro.

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Sam Nicoletti (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
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Erica Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Jarred Mickey ...
Andrew Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Jerry Micky)
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Carole Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Martin J. Kelley ...
Mitch Negroni (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Martin Kelley)
Anthony Charnota ...
Vito Nicoletti (new scenes)
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Vivian Buck (new scenes)
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Erica Moore (new scenes)
John Medici ...
Joey (new scenes)
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Paul (new scenes)
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Matt Greene ...
Marge's Assistant (new scenes) (as Matthew Greene)
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Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother - played by a young Robert de Niro.

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Vito Nicoletti: You're a bad liar, baby. It's written all over your face like egg.
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About what you'd expect from a cheapo film that exploits a few small clips from an earlier bad film.
11 August 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

One of Robert De Niro's earliest films was a bad and forgettable film called "Sam's Song". A decade after its release, some unscrupulous boobs decided to integrate a few tiny clips of him from this film into a new film in order to capitalize on his recent successes such as "The Godfather" films as well as "Taxi Driver". And, to further exploit his fame, they gave him top billing even though he's barely in "The Swap" at all! Apart from the intro and a few tiny clips used here and there, he isn't even in the film!

As for the plot, it is also a rip-off. Clearly it's a reworking of the excellent Michael Caine film, "Get Carter". In both, a guy is in prison when his younger brother is killed--and he's determined to find and punish those responsible. Caine's film is a classic--this other version features wooden acting, terrible editing of the old and new film footage and almost zero energy. Overall, it's an awful little film that is better forgotten.


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