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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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Cast overview:
Sam Nicoletti (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Erica Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Jarred Mickey ...
Andrew Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Jerry Micky)
Terrayne Crawford ...
Carole Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Martin J. Kelley ...
Mitch Negroni (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Martin Kelley)
Anthony Charnota ...
Vito Nicoletti (new scenes)
Vivian Buck (new scenes)
Erica Moore (new scenes)
John Medici ...
Joey (new scenes)
Lt. Benson (new scenes)
Paul (new scenes)
Tony Brande ...
Father Testa (new scenes)
Matt Greene ...
Marge's Assistant (new scenes) (as Matthew Greene)
Cemetery Caretaker (new scenes)
Jack Slater ...
Party Guest (new scenes)


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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12 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Line of Fire  »

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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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Edited from Sam's Song (1969) See more »

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oldie but not a goody
8 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Great material for some future SNL skit. This one was a real stinker even back in the day as I recall. There's not much good that one can say about this film however it does give a reasonably realistic feel for the times back then.... but "groovy" it is not. I think this movie could be redone as a comedy however several attempts may have already been tried (aka Starsky & Hutch, The Legend Of Ron Burgundy,and, well you get the picture). I'm sure Mr DiNiro still winces when this one is brought up in conversation....but hey, it was "the crazy sixties" and decent indie vehicles were just in their infancy back then. The plot is overly simplistic and the film quality is grainy and basically matches the content for quality, or lack thereof. I wouldn't consider this film as "awful" but it won't be on my next Saturday Night At The Movies list for sure. (terrible waste of good popcorn!)

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