A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Robert De Niro,
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.
Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
The woman who was given the task of casting the extras in Thailand had much difficulty finding a local to play the vicious-looking individual who runs the game. The first actor hired turned out to be incapable of slapping Robert De Niro in the face. The caster thankfully knew a local Thai man with a particular dislike of Americans, and cast him accordingly. De Niro suggested that Christopher Walken be slapped for real by one of the guards without any warning. The reaction on Walken's face was genuine. See more »
The religious ceremonies are held in a place marked Russian Orthodox Cathedral. A cathedral in any religion is the seat of a bishop, usually located in the population center of a diocese. It is unlikely that such a place would be located in a small town such as Clairton. See more »
Hey, watch out, Axel. We'll be calling him old fireballs after tonight.
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We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of our Thai crew in the production of "The Deer Hunter" See more »
"The Deer Hunter" is 32 years old. How extraordinary to sit through it
now. Walking over the politics that divided , somehow, all of its
admirers then. "Great film but..." How silly to think of it now.
Michael (a sensational young Robert De Niro) is as extreme a character
as Rocco was in "Rocco And His Brothers" His goodness, the one that was
always there but that he discovers under the most horrendous
circumstances, underlined by Stanley Mayers's "Cavatina" permeates the
entire film. I remember thinking, when I saw the film for the first
time, that I couldn't or wouldn't spend ten minutes with Michael and
his friends, the ones we meet at the beginning of the film but by the
end I thought of them as brothers and I loved them. I actually loved
them. That in itself is a sort of film miracle. John Savage will break
your heart, it certainly broke mine and Christopher Walken is
absolutely riveting. How strange to tho think that Michael Cimino,
still a young man, is nowhere to be seen. Is still a punishment for
"Heaven's Gate" and "Indecent Exposure" or there is something else we
don't know about. The Cimino behind "The Deer Hunter" is a true master.
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