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The Hold Up (1972)

Not Rated | | Short, Crime, Drama
Three men, laid off from their factory jobs, plan a gas station robbery.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Abel Ferrara, Nicholas St. John (as Nicodemo Oliverio)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ken Fowler Ken Fowler ... Johnny
Mary Kane Mary Kane ... Johnny's Wife
Robert G. Denison Robert G. Denison ... Bob (as Robert Denison)
Joe Guida Joe Guida ... Joe
Joseph Capecchi Joseph Capecchi ... Factory Owner
John Paul McIntyre John Paul McIntyre ... Gas Station Attendant (as J. Paul McIntire)
Chris Daviantes Chris Daviantes ... Co-worker
Jonathan Mack Jonathan Mack
Ken Wilson Ken Wilson
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Three men, laid off from their factory jobs, plan a gas station robbery.

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,500 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Cinema of Abel Ferrara
13 November 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The Hold Up (1972) was Ferrara's second short film. The actual short lasts around twelve minutes. Seeing this short, you can tell that Mr. Ferrara had the making of a great director. But with a tiny budget and a cast of friends and neighbors, the final product looks like the work of a young film student. The only surviving copy of this film exists on a shoddy videotape transfer. To enjoy this short you have to watch it on DVD with the director's commentary. Trust me, you'll enjoy it a whole lot more!

An interesting note, the director looped his own voice over the actor who's in the starring role. The short was funded by the school he was attending. Nicholas St. John and Abel Ferrara co-wrote the screenplay. This would be the second collaboration between these life long friends.

Recommended for historical value.


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