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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cisco Pike
... Sue
... Officer Leo Holland
... Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
... Merna
... Lynn
... Music Store Owner
Chuy Franco ... Mexican Man
... Lawyer
Herb Weil ... Suspicious Customer
... Buffalo
Doug Sahm ... Rex (as Douglas Sahm)
... Recording Engineer (as Don Sturdy)
... Sim Valensi (as Alan Arbus)
Frank Hotchkiss ... Motorcycle Officer
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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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A Has-Been Rock Star. A Crooked Cop. And a Lot of Money. See more »

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29 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

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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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The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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Early 70's standout drug-selling flick!
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film was barely seen in 1972 starring Kristofferson and Gene Hackman as a scumbag cop. Harry Dean Stanton is marvelous as Kris' friend and Karen Black is always interesting. The cute Joy Bang is even here. This film was so far under the radar, most people forgot it even exists.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Harry Dean Stanton. Hackman should have played more characters like this one. This may be Kristofferson's best work (as an actor) along with Blume in Love. Great cinematography and location work. I can't believe this wasn't a hit in 1972. Track this one down and you won't be disappointed.

There was plenty of "junk" in the golden age 70's, but this film should not be included.


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