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Entries from September 2006

The Long Riders (1980)

September 22nd, 2006 · 3 Comments

After the success of The Warriors, director Walter Hill was probably offered every gang project in development, but chose to make a lyrical western about the original gangsters, the James-Younger gang. During the opening bank robbery, the punchy Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid) blasts a teller and triggers a shoot out. Jesse James (James Keach) kicks […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Western

The Driver (1978)

September 21st, 2006 · 3 Comments

A laid back getaway driver (Ryan O’Neal) who’s never been caught becomes the obsession of a vile detective (Bruce Dern), who goes as far as to set up a bank robbery in order to catch him. Along for the ride are The Driver’s manager (Ronee Blakley) and a witness (Isabelle Adjani) he pays off not […]

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High Sierra (1941)

September 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Armed robber Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is pardoned after eight years in prison. After stopping by what used to be his family farm in Indiana, Earle checks in with the benefactor who got him out, but discovers an ex-cop named Kranmer (Barton MacLane) there instead. Kramner orders Earle to the Nevada-California border to rob a […]

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Tags: Golden Age of Hollywood