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Entries from November 2005

Magnum Force (1973)

November 10th, 2005 · No Comments

First of four sequels to Dirty Harry – written by John Milius (who doctored the original) and Michael Cimino – returned Clint Eastwood’s iconic Inspector Harry Callahan to the streets of San Francisco. Not exactly a criminal rights advocate, the intriguing premise finds Callahan investigating a string of murders against a rogue’s gallery of scumbags. […]

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Marathon Man (1976)

November 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

Columbia University grad student and long distance runner “Babe” Levy (Dustin Hoffman) receives a visit from his older brother (Roy Schneider), who, known to those of us in the audience but unknown to Hoffman, is a spy for a secret U.S. government agency called “The Division”. Schneider is tracking a fugitive Nazi named Dr. Christian […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Paranoia

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

November 1st, 2005 · 2 Comments

A child-like dishwasher from Big Spring, Texas named Joe Buck (Jon Voight, in the performance that made his film career) sets off by bus for New York City, where he hopes to put his cowboy outfit and good looks to use as a kept man of wealthy older women. Instead, he quickly runs out of […]

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Tags: Famous line · Rated X · Road trip