Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      99 and 44/100 Percent Dead

      PG 1974 1h 38m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 35% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In an unnamed city, a violent turf war has broken out between a pair of gang bosses: Big Eddie (Bradford Dillman) and Uncle Frank (Edmond O'Brien). Uncle Frank is prompted to hire notorious hit man Harry Crown (Richard Harris). Not to be outdone, Big Eddie hires an assassin of his own, Marvin "Claw" Zuckerman (Chuck Connors), who previously lost a hand to Crown and has sworn revenge. When the two killers collide, the murder and mayhem escalates rapidly. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

      View All (2) Critics Reviews
      Dick Lochte Los Angeles Free Press 99 and 44/100 % Dead is an apt title for a movie that is one last gasp away from rigor mortis. Dec 13, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews To say it stinks, is like saying a sewer smells. Rated: C- Dec 27, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (7) audience reviews
      Audience Member Well, this one is just bonkers. The back of the box says "In a future where the laws of reality have been suspended, Harry Crown (Richard Harris) is a hit man..." Well, this ain't sci-fi. And I don't know about this future business. I think it just takes place in a zany comedy world where gunshots are the norm and Chuck Conners can be taken semi-seriously with his interchangeable mechanical arm as he battles it out with Richard Harris in his amazing pair of goofy-cool, thick rimmed glasses. Seriously, what the hell is going on in this film. I need to watch it again. With people. Special People, who can handle the title let alone its whacky antics. VF. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm calling Harry Crown for sures. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member While not as good as writer Robert Dillons earlier Prime Cut it isnt the total floperoo you might have heard it was either. I guess the biggest problem is that John Frankenheimer doesnt really know if its a spoof or a thriller so the film does go off a little half cocked . One wonders if Michael Ritchie the director of Prime Cut would have been able to pull it off. On the plus side the film does have some memorable meoments including Chuck Connors as a one armed hitman and some good use of shoot outs in odd places. Richard Harris does a fine job as the hitman Harry Crown and the pop art theme does come off so its not a toatl loss as a film and deserves a dvd release despite it obvious flaws Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Worthwhile Frankenhiemer film that is ultra-rare features some of the most ridiculous characters ever to grace the screen of a gangster film. An obvious product of the 70's has some good action sequences and alot of bad ones too, school bus chase scene is a minor classic. The copy that I viewed had terrible picture and sound quality that may have hurt my rating, but I doubt it the movie is just not that good. Connors as the crazed one armed mafioso is great, O'Brien as the aging gangster is okay, And Harris is also just okay. For film buffs only. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The best thing about his movie was the school bus chase Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Offbeat gangster comedy from director John Frankenheimer has a few inspired moments of absurd dark humor, but they are few and far between in a rather dull and cliched crime story. Richard Harris is serviceable in the lead, though he does seem to be emulating Michael Caine from one of his 70s crime movies. Has its moments, but mostly forgettable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      99 and 44/100 Percent Dead

      My Rating

      Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In an unnamed city, a violent turf war has broken out between a pair of gang bosses: Big Eddie (Bradford Dillman) and Uncle Frank (Edmond O'Brien). Uncle Frank is prompted to hire notorious hit man Harry Crown (Richard Harris). Not to be outdone, Big Eddie hires an assassin of his own, Marvin "Claw" Zuckerman (Chuck Connors), who previously lost a hand to Crown and has sworn revenge. When the two killers collide, the murder and mayhem escalates rapidly.
      Director
      John Frankenheimer
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 13, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 38m