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Love and Bullets (1979)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | March 1979 (UK)
Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.

Directors:

Stuart Rosenberg, John Huston (uncredited)

Writers:

Wendell Mayes (story), Wendell Mayes | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Charlie Congers
Jill Ireland ... Jackie Pruit
Rod Steiger ... Joe Bomposa
Henry Silva ... Vittorio Farroni
Strother Martin ... Louis Monk
Bradford Dillman ... Brickman
Michael V. Gazzo ... Lobo
Paul Koslo ... Huntz
Val Avery ... Caruso
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Cook (as Sam Chew)
Billy Gray ... Officer Durant (as William Gray)
Jerome Thor ... Senator
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Coroner
Albert Salmi ... Andy Minton
John Hallam ... Cerutti
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Storyline

Phoenix cop Charlie Congers develops a personal hatred for mob boss Joe Bomposa. Congers sees the devastating effects of Bomposa's drug trade on the community. He thinks it's his duty to personally go after Bomposa who's protected by an army of lawyers, money and political power. Often charged but never indicted for any offense, Bomposa continues his illegal activities. But out of the blue an opportunity presents itself when Bomposa's girlfriend, ditsy blonde Jackie Pruit, is called to testify before a Senate investigation committee. Despite Miss' Pruit unwillingness to co-operate with the Senate investigators, Joe Bomposa grows worried that she might talk to the cops, after all. His mobster friends and his lawyer advise him to send her away in Switzerland, on a vacation, far from the Senate investigators. However, when they get information that FBI agents are after her, they decide to contract a hit-man to have her killed in Switzerland. Not having a mandate to operate on Swiss soil,... Written by nufs68

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Bronson Hits The Bullseye See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Charles Bronson was about fifty-seven years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the cabin scene, when Charlie nails Cerutti in the back with the hatchet, Cerutti plunges off the roof dead...except when his character lands faced down in the snow, you can see him exhale by the movement of snow near his mouth. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing Durant flee from a crime-scene, driving recklessly in his car, Congers finally stops him]
Charlie Congers: What's goin' on?
Durant: That girl back there... That was my old lady! I was gonna marry her!
Charlie Congers: Let's get some coffee.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 min 24 secs to remove a gunshot impact and to heavily edit the scene where Charlie makes nail darts for a homemade blowpipe. The cuts were restored in the 2000 Widescreen release. See more »


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Stand By Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Good Bronson Vehicle
4 March 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Three federal agencies are trying to bring stuttering gangster Rod Steiger to trial. To do that, they need to bring back his bimbo girlfriend, Jill Ireland, from Switzerland. For some reason, they can't extradite her, so they send Phoenix cop Charles Bronson to do the job. In the meantime, the mob sends a hitman after her, so she cannot testify.

With a title that suggests a Keystone comedy, it seems an odd vehicle for Bronson, but director Stuart Rosenberg - John Huston started as the director, but bowed out after shooting a few scenes - puts a lot of comedy into Miss Ireland's performance, the visuals and soundtrack. Extensive location shooting also adds some quality to this movie, making it a very watchable Bronson vehicle.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Bullets, Charlie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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