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Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 July 1974 (USA)
A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

Elmore Leonard

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Bronson ... Vince Majestyk
Al Lettieri ... Frank Renda
Linda Cristal ... Nancy Chavez
Lee Purcell ... Wiley
Paul Koslo ... Bobby Kopas
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Gene Lundy
Frank Maxwell ... Det. Lt. McAllen
Alejandro Rey ... Larry Mendoza
Jordan Rhodes ... Deputy Harold Richie
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... Julio Tomas
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Storyline

Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk just wants to grow his watermelons and live in peace on his farm. But the local mob boss has different ideas. When his workers are threatened Mr. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. Majestyk himself. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Gesetz bin ich See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Elmore Leonard wrote this with Clint Eastwood in mind. Leonard had previously written the screenplay for Eastwood's Joe Kidd (1972). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 29 mins) During the chase in the canyon, a safety cable can be seen attached to the bad guy's car front bumper. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Chavez: If you want to go to bed with me, why don't you say so?
Vince Majestyk: I don't want to talk about it, I want to do it.
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Connections

Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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The DVD cover shows Bronson aiming his shotgun...
20 January 2004 | by SanguinaireSee all my reviews

Promising another great action drama!

Richard Fleisher's tight direction, Bronson's sheer force of presence, and above all Elmore Leonard's excellent dialog combine to make this one terrific piece of entertainment – and one of Bronson's best films. Also worthy of note is Al Lettieri as Frank Renda (another excellent performance), a fearsome, explosively violent antagonist who perfectly compliments Bronson's cool-yet-tough demeanor. Bronson plays Vince Majestyk, a watermelon farmer who wants nothing more than to get his harvest in and mind his own business. He is interrupted by the weasel-like Bobby Kopas, who is quickly set straight by Majestyk – but Kopas soon joins forces with the vengeance-seeking Renda, whom Majestyk tried to send back to jail. Renda is just itching to get at Majestyk, and what follows is an action packed battle of wits between two determined foes – with only one left standing at the end…

Mr. Majestyk also manages to combine great action with some especially sharp, funny dialog. For instance, Majestyk overhears a gas station attendant claim the bathrooms are out of service: `Hey, I was the last one to use that men's room - you saying I busted the toilet?' Overall, Mr. Majestyk is highly recommended to fans of the great Charles Bronson, action movies, or just great movies in general.


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