A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.
Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister .
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.Written by
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When Nick enters the cornfield there's a spot on the back of his jacket. Next scene the strap on the pouch is covering it. See more »
I never knew a man before; not even to talk to.
Well where did they keep you?
In the orphanage with the other girls.
And where was that?
It was in Missouri. It's the only home I really remember. It was in the country.
Then you have nobody?
Violet, the other girl that was with me. She's my sister... well, not truly but we're closer than that. Violet and me we'd climb into each other's bed when it was really cold in the winter time and hug each other really close. Sometimes we'd...
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In all of the marketing media, Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman were both billed above the title. However, in the opening credits, only Marvin is. See more »
One of the best gangster noir flics of all time. Amazing job and so glad it finally made it to DVD. Too bad we can't get some interviews and more background on this gem from the stars. Have to say that it blows me away every time I see it. Sissy Spacek in her first movie and Hackman & Marvin in a seldom seen collaboration that sparks. Strange most of the previous posts don't mention that Marvin & Hackman's characters were obviously previous business associates (close) and that Gene has Lee's old squeeze, a previous playboy model in real life. This movie rocks, a great period (70's) movie that pulls no punches in all the right places. Best previous post: That Gary Wolcott plays Hackman's brother and was the only member of the original 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' to be in 'Ed Wood'. Good call brother!
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