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HUBERT CORNFIELD'S TRUCKER HEIST FILM NOIR 'PLUNDER ROAD'

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HUBERT CORNFIELD DIRECTS EDMOND O'BRIEN IN 'THE 3RD VOICE'

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NORMA PARNELL AND PAULINE SHEPERD IN 'OPERATION CUPID'

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Not that's not Donald Trump here YEAR of 1961 Rates: *** Not only is this racially-charged/socially conscious film a prime example of &q...

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HUBERT CORNFIELD DIRECTS 'THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY'

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MARLON BRANDO IN MICHAEL WINNER'S BIZARRE 'THE NIGHTCOMERS'

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GLENN FORD IN GEORGE MARSHALL'S WESTERN 'THE SHEEPMAN'

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FILM NOIR 'THE BIG COMBO' W/ CORNEL WILDE VS RICHARD CONTE

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Title: THE BIG COMBO Year: 1955 Rating: **** Given a dollar for every time Richard Conte's big time bad guy says he makes more money tha...

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RICHARD DIX MURDERS LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'THE GHOST SHIP'

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DIRECTOR MIKE HODGES BEATS MICHAEL CAINE TO A BREEZY 'PULP'

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Michael Caine gets fiction in PULP Year: 1972 Rates: ***1/2 Director Mike Hodges and his GET CARTER anti-hero Michael Caine found the perfe...

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MIKE HODGES DIRECTS A KILLER MICHAEL CAINE IN 'GET CARTER'

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MICHAEL CAINE IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF 'THE ITALIAN JOB'

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Michael Caine looking McQueenish Year: 1969 Rating: ** A stern, turtleneck-clad Michael Caine resembles BULLITT Steve McQueen on THE ITALIAN...

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HARRY LAUTER & JOE PATRIDGE 'CONVICT STAGE' W/ HANNA LANDY

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Title: CONVICT STAGE Year: 1965 Rating: **** Two venomous outlaw brothers are on "Top of the World, ma" for their Ma Jarrett type ...

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ANTS MARCH ON MELODRMA IN BYRON HASKIN'S 'THE NAKED JUNGLE'

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BYRON HASKIN DIRECTS A VENGEFUL EDMOND O'BRIEN IN 'WARPATH'

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Title: WARPATH Year: 1951 Rating: ***1/2 An epitome of a filler b-Western that still looks pretty grand with all the epic outdoor shots, spe...

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PAIGE CONNER POSSESSES EXPLOITATION HORROR IN 'THE VISITOR'

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TOASTING NEW YEARS WITH NEW YEARS PARTY FLICK 'GET CRAZY'

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Title: GET CRAZY Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 The "Stoned Out " device from EASY RIDER to BREAKFAST CLUB overdoses in Alan Arkush...

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