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Machine Gun McCain

PG 1969 1h 34m Crime Drama List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 38% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
California mobster Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) pulls strings to get his old lieutenant, Hank McCain (John Cassavetes), out of the prison where he's spent 12 years for armed robbery. McCain's son, Jack (Pierluigi Apra), who took his place in Adamo's organization, sets up a heist at a Las Vegas casino that Adamo tries to stop when he learns a rival mob boss runs the joint. Pulling the casino job with the help of his newfound love, Irene (Britt Ekland), Jack has to outrun his Mafia pursuers. Read More Read Less

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Christopher Lloyd The Film Yap An interesting but nasty emblem of its time, starring John Cassavetes as an utterly mercenary criminal who tangles with the mob. Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 19, 2021 Full Review Matthew Sorrento Bright Lights Film Journal [A] minor, worthy entry [...] Cassavetes, like Gene Hackman, had access to a reserve of energy. Rated: 6.5/10 Nov 16, 2010 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand (T)his Italian-American crime movie cocktail has some great flavors in the mix, thanks to Cassavetes and to the unraveling chaos that director Montaldo follows to the bitter end. Sep 4, 2010 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk an absorbing mixture of dramatic pathos and criminal intrigue, one of those rare gems of late-1960s international filmmaking that is all but unthinkable today Rated: 3/4 Aug 24, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A noteworthy exploitation gangster B-film shot by an Italian crew in Las Vegas. Rated: B Jun 16, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jesse D Love the 1970s atmosphere but the plot was weak and the ending dull and predictable . The low ratings on this were accurate. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/21 Full Review delysid d this is a great gangster movie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/10/18 Full Review Audience Member John Cassavetes is great in this solid gangster flick featuring an all-star European cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid, dramatic shoot em up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member also not cassavetes' best. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Cassavettes stars as the titular character, freed from prison early for use in a convoluted heist. He finds himself less interested in the job that everyone else has planned for him and more in his own agenda, building into some nicely done violence in the final reel. Co-starring a young Peter Falk and the always watchable Britt Ekland, this one is well worth a look. Rent that mother. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis California mobster Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) pulls strings to get his old lieutenant, Hank McCain (John Cassavetes), out of the prison where he's spent 12 years for armed robbery. McCain's son, Jack (Pierluigi Apra), who took his place in Adamo's organization, sets up a heist at a Las Vegas casino that Adamo tries to stop when he learns a rival mob boss runs the joint. Pulling the casino job with the help of his newfound love, Irene (Britt Ekland), Jack has to outrun his Mafia pursuers.
Director
Giuliano Montaldo
Producer
Marco Vicario, Bino Cicogna
Production Co
Euro International Film (EIA) S.p.A., Euroatlantica
Rating
PG
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Runtime
1h 34m
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