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Entries from May 2007

The Getaway (1972)

May 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

“Doc” McCoy (Steve McQueen) is introduced in Huntsville Penitentiary serving a ten-year sentence for armed robbery. His parole is denied, but McCoy is unable to handle the regimen of prison life anymore. He asks his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) to notify Jack Benyon that he’s for sale. Benyon (Ben Johnson) is a businessman who has […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Hitman · Road trip · Shootout · Shot In Texas · Train

Bottle Rocket (1996)

May 23rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Anthony (Luke Wilson) checks himself out of a mental hospital in Arizona. His friend Dignan (Owen Wilson) doesn’t realize it’s a voluntary hospital and has devised an escape for his friend. Returning home, Dignan briefs Anthony on an elaborate 75-year plan that includes practice jobs, a real heist, and eventual employment with the mysterious Mister […]

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Tags: Cult favorite · Famous line · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Master and pupil · Road trip · Shot In Texas · Unconventional romance

The Last Picture Show (1971)

May 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

In the one-stoplight town of Anarene – near Wichita Falls in the northern plains of Texas – high school seniors Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) endure remarks about their performance on the gridiron. “A few football teams have had some luck with tackling. Keeps the other team from scoring quite so […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · High school · Mother/daughter relationship · Prostitute · Road trip · Shot In Texas · Small town