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ELMORE LEONARD'S 'STICK' STARS DIRECTOR BURT REYNOLDS

Year: 1985 Metrosexual Burt Reynolds goes pink Members Only
Elmore Leonard's script about an ex-con named STICK is brought to the big screen by actor/director Burt Reynolds, who doesn't ruin Leonard's staple brainy dialog by adding plenty of mainstream action, an over-synthesized score, predictable moments (you know who's gonna die and when) and undeveloped characters.

Yet none of the flaws matter since the character doesn't take his situation... revenge for his buddy's death... that seriously: floating in-and-out of trouble with ease. And to close in on his target, Stick poses as a limo driver for a Florida-based film producer who's in cahoots a drug dealer (Charles Durning) connected to the main villain, a Middle Eastern crime czar who uses black magic on his minions. But the real danger's a tall albino hitman, leading to a climactic penthouse-falling stunt. Not as good as Burt's other modern-Noir crime flick SHARKY'S MACHINE, but providing the same laidback acting style and worthy action scenes, once again proving Reynolds can direct.
Burt Reynolds is STICK Score: ***1/2
Tricia Leigh Fisher plays his daughter Katie Tricia Leigh Fisher Stick Tricia Leigh Fisher Burt Reynolds
Sachi Parker in STICK with Burt Reynolds Sachi Parker STICK Sachi Parker
Burt Reynolds as STICK in STICK
Burt Reynolds as STICK in STICK
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