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This was surprisingly good!!!!! Needs to be on DVD post haste!
Really tightly made biopic of Dillinger and his immediate rise to fame, and Melvin Purvis (here played by Will Patton) subsequent pursuit of the man. Its very well shot, its very well acted--Mark Harmon is quite good as Dillinger--he's again a surprisingly effective Dillinger. He's nice and laid back for the most part, but there's a definite edge to him that slips out when stressed or pushed. Its very well done....You see why he was well liked (He wanted to enjoy his life as much as he could) and you see why he was also so hated by the men pursuing him. I actually think this is a better biopic than Michael Mann's 2009 film "Public Enemies" which covers much the same terrain plot-wise. If anything, this is much tighter, and much more fast paced, and even more surprisingly--the big FBI raid on the compound where they find out Dillinger and his men are staying is actually even better shot--for one thing its actually shot in daylight and you can see what's happening unlike in Public Enemies where its shot in almost total darkness. Anyways this is a really worthy biopic even if made for commercial tv (meaning there are obvious spots where the commercials would go when this was running on tv) its well worthy of being better known, and frankly fans of Mark Harmon on NCIS will love seeing him here. (I know I did!)
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