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Cisco Pike (1972)

R | | Drama | 29 May 1972 (Denmark)
A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 keys of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

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Bill Norton (as B.L. Norton)

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Bill Norton (as B.L. Norton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Cisco Pike
Karen Black ... Sue
Gene Hackman ... Officer Leo Holland
Harry Dean Stanton ... Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
Viva ... Merna
Joy Bang ... Lynn
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Music Store Owner
Chuy Franco Chuy Franco ... Mexican Man
Severn Darden ... Lawyer
Herb Weil Herb Weil ... Suspicious Customer
Antonio Fargas ... Buffalo
Doug Sahm Doug Sahm ... Rex (as Douglas Sahm)
Howard Hesseman ... Recording Engineer (as Don Sturdy)
Allan Arbus ... Sim Valensi (as Alan Arbus)
Frank Hotchkiss Frank Hotchkiss ... Motorcycle Officer
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Storyline

Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo Holland, blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Gene Hackman and Kris Kristofferson and Karen Black and Viva and a footrace...a crooked cop...a lot of money and so little time. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1972 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dealer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Seymour Cassel was set to star but left shortly before filming began. Kris Kristofferson was a last minute replacement. See more »

Goofs

Crew and tripod clearly visible in reflection of phone booth 23 minutes into the movie, after he rents the car. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Dupre: You gettin' any more gigs, man?
Cisco Pike: Yeah. Ed Sullivan wants me.
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Soundtracks

Wailin' and Whoopin'
Written and Performed by Sonny Terry
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One of the best
16 May 2006 | by Jeremiah CorneliusSee all my reviews

I'd never heard of Kris Kristofferson until I saw this movie in a double feature. I'd gone to see the other feature, which I now forget. This was so good, I got bored with the other feature. I immediately bought Kristofferson's early albums and went back to see this a second time. I haven't seen it since but I can remember dialog and scenes, including one which evidently includes a Jack Elliot character. It's a good, basic thriller plot raised well above the average by the acting, the directing, the script and the ambiance. I, too, would love to own it on DVD and shelve it up there with the ten or twenty movies I'm always happy to watch again. Kristofferson was never better. A forgotten 70s classic, far and away better than many of the better known movies of the period.


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