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Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny Barrows
... Tony Da Vince
... Mario Racconi
... Don Da Vince (as Tony Caruso)
... Don Racconi
... Richard
... Prof. Theodore Rasputin Waterhouse
... Carlo Da Vince
Aaron Banks ... Capt. O'Malley
... (as Bob Phillips)
... Nancy
Victor Rogers ... Tom
... Body Guard
John LaMotta ... Antonio Goti (as Johnny LaMotta)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families. Written by Jmac1988

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27 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Bad Johnny Barrows  »

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Star Fred Williamson's M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Elliott Gould came in for a half-hour's work to help out his friend. Gould completely improvised his part on the spot. See more »

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Dedicated to the veteran who traded his place on the front line for a place on the unemployment line. Peace is Hell. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) See more »

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The Hero & Some Other Time
Sung by Gordon Staples and The Devastating Affair
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Mainly for genre fans or 70s "completists" otherwise not worth a view
16 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Slightly better than average Blaxploitation type film, somewhat more interesting due to cameo from Elliot Gould. Roddy McDowall is also a familiar face (best remembered, at last by me, for Planet of the Apes series). Otherwise plot is paper thin and the few action scenes are mediocre. This is only worth a view for "deep tracks" 70s film buffs (like me) or those interested in the Blaxploitation genre (although this one is kind of on the border of the genre). For anyone else, it's not worth your time at all, the movie is not gripping at all and instantly forgettable.


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