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3 things about Joseph Sargent’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [1974] 1. “What’s the matter with everybody? How many hijacked trains we got?” 2. Tony Roberts: “We’re tryin’ to run a city, not a goddamn democracy!” 3. Looking at his mig shot: “Giuseppe … Continue reading

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3 things about Don Siegel’s CHARLEY VARRICK

Charley Varrick [1973] 1. Poster at the whorehouse which reads “SIN BIN.” 2. He shoves the wheelchair towards the wall, where it slams into a pile of boxes. 3. The car almost doesn’t start but he never looks perturbed. 3 … Continue reading

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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN

The Laughing Policeman [1973] 1. Chivas Regal and rubbers. 2. “Did she go out with a lot of men?” “She didn’t go out with men … at all.” 3. The table legs are actually legs.

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3 things about Joseph Sargent’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [1974] 1. “How the hell can you run a goddamn railroad without swearing?” 2. He grabs another bundle from the body on the way out. 3. Smoke under the collar.

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3 things about Don Siegel’s CHARLEY VARRICK

Charley Varrick [1973] 1. Cameo as a losing ping pong player. 2. A $500 sucker. 3. “I like your bed. You may find this hard to believe but I’ve never slept on a round bed.” Someone needs to write about … Continue reading

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3 things about Ronald Neame’s HOPSCOTCH

Hopscotch [1980] 1. “You can drop the accent, it’s terrible.” 2. He gags him with a bright yellow handtowel held in place with a necktie, ruffles his hair, leaves the room. 3. Turban, mustache, beard.

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