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99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

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Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writer:

Robert Dillon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Harry Crown
Edmond O'Brien ... Uncle Frank
Bradford Dillman ... Big Eddie
Ann Turkel ... Buffy
Constance Ford ... Dolly
Zooey Hall Zooey Hall ... Tony (as David Hall)
Kathrine Baumann ... Baby
Janice Heiden Janice Heiden ... Clara (as Janis Heiden)
Max Kleven Max Kleven ... North
Karl Lukas Karl Lukas ... Guard
Tony Brubaker ... Burt (as Anthony Brubaker)
Jerry Summers Jerry Summers ... Shoes
Roy Jenson ... Jake
Bennie E. Dobbins Bennie E. Dobbins ... Driver (as Bernie Dobbins)
Chuck Roberson ... Gunman
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Elderly mobster Edmond O'Brien hires a hit man to eliminate his rival. There are albino alligators, skillful chase scenes, and Chuck Connors as a one-handed psycho who can fit various deadly weapons on his stumpy arm. Written by Ørnås

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Everyone is dying to meet Harry Crown.


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

99 % død See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ann Turkel received an "introducing" credit. See more »

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The opening credits are done in pop art animation like Roy Lickenstein and when Bradford Dillman's likeness is shown, a snake's tongue comes out See more »

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Music by Gaston Lyle
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Interestingly quirky action flick.
20 February 2012 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Oddball take on the gangster movie courtesy of screenwriter Robert Dillon and director John Frankenheimer. Richard Harris is Harry Crown, a killer in the employ of mob boss Frank Kelly (Edmond O'Brien). Frank hires Harry to rub out Frank's chief rival, Big Eddie (Bradford Dillman), but Big Eddie ups the stakes by kidnapping Harry's new lady friend Buffy, played by Harris's real-life wife Ann Turkel. It takes place in a slightly futuristic milieu, and the fact that it's intended to be a satire and is never exactly taking itself that seriously is its main appeal, with the cartoon opening credits establishing the tone early on. It comes up with some effective images along the way, like the scores of corpses wearing cement shoes that have been dumped into the ocean (accompanied by Harris's narration) and the sight of actual alligators in the sewers. There's also the rousing music score by Henry Mancini to add to the fun factor. The problem is that the movie just doesn't have a whole lot of energy; it falls flat a lot of the time. It plods a little too much and seems longer than it is. In any event, the cast certainly gives it 100 (as opposed to 99 and 44/100) percent, with a droll Harris in the lead, and highly amusing performances by O'Brien and Dillman. Turkel, Janice Heiden as Clara, and Kathrine Baumann as Baby all provide the movie with appreciable eye candy. In fact, Baumann figures in what is one of the better sequences in the movie when Harry is working to prevent a bomb from going off; the sequence has fine tension. A good unlikely chase sequence involves a school bus, but one of the most enjoyable elements is seeing Harry take on Big Eddie's enforcer, Marvin "Claw" Zuckerman, played to the hilt by the wonderful Chuck Connors, so named because he puts claws, guns, and other implements on the end of his arm where Harry had hacked off the real deal some time ago. This could and should have been more fun overall, but it does have its moments. Fans of the actors should be satisfied. Six out of 10.


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