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Old 06-08-2021, 03:29 PM
 
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Near the end, why did Jackie (Roy Scheider) ask the woman to dance with him?

It could have been, he was just being nice. Or was it because of what the dying assassin said to him in the truck? He said "Do it for me."

I have recommended this film to many people but they always hate it. I love it, especially because of the great music, and it has one of the greatest endings. Stephen King recently said it's one of his favorites.
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:51 PM
 
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This was the flick about them driving MB cargo trucks over a mountain pass with a load of explosives?
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:23 PM
 
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Through the jungle in Central America. It was released the same day as the first Star Wars. No wonder no one saw it.
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:22 PM
 
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This movie looks pretty damn good. I've never heard of it, I recognize the main actor from JAWS.



Sorcerer - 1977 (Modern) Trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlfJcU3nnl8

(modernized trailer/fan edit ^ great breakdown of the plot here)
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:46 PM
 
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Have to wonder about that movie.....and this book
https://www.amazon.com/Fools-errand-.../dp/003019301X
which I did read back then.

Looking at the trivia, interesting read, such as if Steve McQueen had been in it, so would have Marcello Mastroianni....and then I would have watched the movie at some point. I love Roy Scheider BUT.....he wasn't in my book till "Blue Thunder".

You see, we had a beach house at Hilton Head and Mom wouldn't let us watch "Jaws"; she didn't want us scared about being at Hilton Head. As it is, I've never seen a Jaws flick, I think the closest I've come is seeing the end of the Bess Armstrong one with her "ALL RIGHT!".....but I did read the first book.

As to Star Wars, well, that is fate. Just like movie "High Risk". Nice, fun, adventureous.......and came out right before "Raiders of the Lost Cause"....errrr, "Ark"!

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:02 PM
 
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This is one of those movies I never saw but always wanted to when I read a glowing review of it decades ago by the late great movie critic Roger Ebert. The movie was an adaptation of the novel and original French movie "Wages of Fear." The scene on the bridge is still amazing to watch today, a mix of live action and models.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt1D8_Z7mqw
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:28 PM
 
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I remember there was a Little House On The Prairie (TV-G) episode with a similar storyline. IMDb says it aired in March of 1976. I didn't realize there was a vague connection here, that's pretty cool.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0633103/


4 men (Charles Ingalls and Mr Edwards join two strangers) risk their lives on a trek through the mountains on wagons full of nitroglycerine
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:00 PM
 
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I caught that on HBO a few years after it came out. Good flick. I was a Roy Schneider fan, Marathon Man and French Connection to name a few.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:18 PM
 
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Great movie.

Was there a connection between the hit man and the woman that leads you to that conclusion?

I never really understood it, but assumed it was something along the lines of felt human again and wanted to do something normal again like he used to back when he had a life in the US.
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:32 AM
 
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Great movie.

Was there a connection between the hit man and the woman that leads you to that conclusion?

I never really understood it, but assumed it was something along the lines of felt human again and wanted to do something normal again like he used to back when he had a life in the US.
I can't explain it myself.

Some people didn't like the Tangerine Dream music but I think it's one of the best elements.
Also the four segments that introduced the four main characters.
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