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St. Ives (1976)

A crime novelist is hired by a shady character to negotiate the return of stolen confidential documents.

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Abner Procane
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Dr. John Constable
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Det. Frank Deal
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Det. Carl Oller
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Lt. Charles Blunt
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Myron Green
George Memmoli ...
Shippo
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Hesh
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Eddie (as Elisha Cook)
Jerome Thor ...
Chasman
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Finley Cummins
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Officer Fran (as Burr De Benning)
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Johnny Parisi
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Storyline

Abner Procane, top Los Angeles burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for his next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those documents. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Ray St Ives. He's clean. He's mean. He's the go-between. See more »


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31 July 1976 (Japan)  »

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St. Ives' Big Score  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Charles Bronson was about fifty-four years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

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When Charlie drives St. Ives home from the hospital, the same street pattern repeats itself. A store sign for "Newman's" goes by several times. See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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My brief review of the film
16 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

An interesting visual side, with some well composed shots by J. Lee Thompson and expert cinematographer Lucien Ballard, is by far the best part of the film, and it is almost enough to atone for a rather lame screenplay. The story is at times difficult to follow, but it is not very original or out of the ordinary either, so there is not all that much reason to care. This is one of those films that you watch more so for a good amount of action and thrills. It just does not have the characters and plot that a brilliant film of its type would have. It is not helped out by poor music choices either, nor by wasting veteran film noir actor Elisha Cook Jr. in an insignificant supporting role. Still, it is okay viewing overall. It seems a little silly how Bronson runs into trouble everywhere, but that is the way that the plot of the film is made up, so be it. At least it is not annoying to view, and it is at times reasonably amusing.


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