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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.

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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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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the two handguns that Harry Crown (Sir Richard Harris) used were a pair of Browning Hi-Power 9mm automatic pistols with ivory handled grips, which were each engraved with two flowers, which were a rose and chrysanthemum. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The Fox Movie Channel version edits out 4 minutes from the film for time constraints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Crypt: 99 & 44/100% Pure Horror (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin Out
(uncredited)
by Henry Mancini
the ragtime instrumental played behind the animated opening titles
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Don't judge a book by it's cover...
15 July 2008 | by nickmansellSee all my reviews

The Spiegelman-esquire comic book artwork that promotes this film really enticed my curiosity, but the film overall didn't turn out to be as "far out" as the many reviews I read for it. It's good--Harry's cool, and the characters were fun, but the plot points are cliché and only the soundtrack really makes this a tongue-in-cheek satire of movie violence (it's Harry Mancini ala Pee Wee Herman). So, if you're looking for a really strange, arty, Mod satire watch Modesty Blaise, They Call Her One Eye, or A Clockwork Orange. Or, if you want amputees with strange devices watch Deadfall or any Alejandro Jodorowsky movie. The effort to track down and pay for a copy of this will perhaps disappoint.


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