Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with ... See full summary »
Charley Varrick and his friends rob a small town bank. Expecting a small sum to divide amongst themselves, they are surprised to discover a very LARGE amount of money. Quickly figuring out that the money belongs to the MOB, they must now come up with a plan to throw the MOB off their trail.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Walter Matthau's character makes love repeatedly to Felicia Farr's character. She was the wife of his longtime comedic partner, Jack Lemmon. See more »
In the getaway chase after the bank robbery, you can hear the tires screeching even though it is on a dirt road. See more »
You know something, Harold? I never thought I'd be willing to change places with a cow.
Those things out there. They are cows, aren't they?
I don't understand the thrust of your comment.
Take a look at them out there. I mean, they got it knocked. What's the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen to them? A short circuit in the electric milker. Compared to what I'm facing, that's child's play.
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This is one of my favorite movies. Besides being one of the least hokey and contrived efforts from Don Siegel, it was filmed in and around Reno, NV, in the same year I moved here as a college freshman. Practically every scene evokes an "Hey, I know where that is!" response. I knew someone who lived in that high-rise apartment building, home of Miss Fort. I've eaten in that Chinese restaurant (in the film it was the "Imperial"; later is was called "House of Lung Fung". No kidding.) I've been in that downtown bank where Boyle had his office. The TV news anchor was (and still is!) the local ABC affiliate anchor, Tad Dunbar, thirty years later. Joe Conforte appears as himself at the Mustang Ranch (need I explain?) There are SO many great lines from this movie, but my favorite is from the store clerk selling Charley the dynamite, blasting caps, etc. (over the counter, uh huh, and the whole shebang only tabbed out at like $9! Those were the days, huh?) As Charley is walking out the clerk asks "May I ask what that's for?" Charlie: "You certainly may," and keeps right on walking.
Brian Reno, NV
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