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Cisco Pike (1972)

A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 kilos 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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NO WAY OUT FOR CISCO PIKE! He's trapped between the crooked cop and the impossible deadline. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

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: [looking at two girls] Oh wow, man. Long time.
Cisco Pike: Same though, ain't it?
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Soundtracks

Michoacan
Written by Atwood Allen (as A. Allen) and Kim Fowley (as K. Fowley)
Performed by Sir Douglas Quintet
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Kristofferson's debut is excellent.
16 June 2001 | by blackxmasSee all my reviews

Anyone looking for a downbeat, humorous melodrama should track down Kris Kristofferson's acting debut as the title character. Gene Hackman, Harry Dean Stanton and Karen Black compliment him nicely in a dated yet refreshing picture about a has-been musician who's recently quit dealing drugs. Hackman is a psychotic narc who blackmails him into selling stolen marijuana and Black is his put-upon live-in girlfriend that's just about had it with Pike's freewheeling ways. An extremely moody piece, punctuated with quick but successful comedic moments and quietly tense scenes. CISCO PIKE is from that early 70's less-is-more period of filmmaking and makes a great diversion from the feces currently hurled at us from Hollywood. Just goes to show that good movies age well, regardless of the pop culture it contains within.


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