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Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 July 1974 (USA)
A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

Elmore Leonard

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Bronson ... Vince Majestyk
Al Lettieri ... Frank Renda
Linda Cristal ... Nancy Chavez
Lee Purcell ... Wiley
Paul Koslo ... Bobby Kopas
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Gene Lundy
Frank Maxwell ... Det. Lt. McAllen
Alejandro Rey ... Larry Mendoza
Jordan Rhodes ... Deputy Harold Richie
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... Julio Tomas
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Storyline

Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. But the local mob boss has different ideas. When his workers are threatened Mr. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk himself. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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He didn't want to be hero... until the day they pushed him too far. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Gesetz bin ich See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Walter Mirisch had originally bought the film rights to Elmore Leonard's screenplay as a project for Steve McQueen. See more »

Goofs

Some time after the hit men shoot up most of the fresh melons stored in Majestyk's barn during his absence, Majestyk returns and loads the few undamaged melons into a trailer. He then tells his pal Larry to drive them to a purchaser in town. Yet when Larry gets there, the trailer contains more undamaged melons than there were in the whole pile before the shooting took place. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. McAllen: You're not gonna get those melons in if you're dead.
Vince Majestyk: If I'm dead it won't matter, will it?
Det. Lt. McAllen: Suit yourself.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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great movie!
20 August 2003 | by cornucopia9See all my reviews

What a top notch action movie of the 70's. Bronson is so cool and Lettieri and Koslo compliment each other perfectly as bad guys. What about the dialogue...it's great..Crystal says to Bronson, "if you want to sleep with me why dont you just ask", Bronson replies, " i dont want to ask i want to do it, lets go". Bloody brilliant! And then after Charlie tells Crystal to leave town for her safety, but she turns up at his place later on, he says something like "since you're here why dont you make yourself of use and go look for anything that moves out the window" and then he gives her a look as if to hurry her up. Beautiful 70's chauvenism! Mr Majestyk has some of the best 70's music aswell by Charles Bernstein.


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