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      The Nickel Ride

      PG 1975 1h 46m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 59% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The syndicate squeezes out a small-timer (Jason Miller) who holds a ring of keys to storage for stolen goods. Read More Read Less

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      Jesús Fernández Santos El Pais (Spain) The film feels monotonous and relentless. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 29, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Avant-garde gangster film with a brilliant use of color and an unusually gentle protagonist. Jan 24, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It pulls no punches in telling it the way the syndicate operates! Rated: B Jan 20, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      delysid d a nice 70s gangster movie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/10/18 Full Review walter m In "The Nickel Ride," everybody loves Cooper(Jason Miller). The street vendor loves him. The bartender at the tavern where he takes free drinks every morning loves him. And of course his beloved wife Sarah(Linda Haynes) loves him. And then there is a hiccup in his perfect life. Cooper has a great plan to turn a single block into a full and complete distribution center for every criminal enterprise in his area of responsibility. But Elias(Bart Burns), his police contact, is not coming through like he said he would. At least, Carl(John Hillerman) still says he has complete confidence in Cooper. Set among the seedy underworld of downtown Los Angeles, "The Nickel Ride" is an intriguing and downbeat character study of somebody whose critical fault is that he tries to be everything for everybody, even though in his job he has to do some very unpleasant things. That lasts long enough until the shoe is on the other foot, when he finds out first hand that the worst thing for anybody is not to know where you stand, no matter how much he is reassured. And the movie does a very good job of capturing that feeling of paranoia. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member On first viewing I didn't know what to make of it but the more times I see it the better it gets. Character thriller that takes its time but tells its tale well and you can never go wrong with Jason Miller. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Late-noir crime story drips with 70s angst but needs tighter hand at the reins--The Key Man!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review ashley h The Nickel Ride is a superb film. It is about a small-time criminal who manages several warehouses in Los Angeles. Jason Miller and Linda Haynes give wonderful performances. The script is well written. Robert Mulligan did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. The Nickel Ride is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member In a similar vein to other 70s era slowburn crime dramas like The French Connection and The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Nickel Ride follows Jason Miller's "Key Man" the owner and operator of several warehouses containing stolen mob goods. But when dealing with the mob you know that eventually your friends will become enemies; Magnum P.I.'s John Hillerman sets the Cadillac Cowboy Bo Hopkins after Miller and their inevitable collision will not conclude with good news for anyone involved. The Nickel Ride requires your attention, but it also delivers some of the finest bits of close-quarters violence--there's an elevator beatdown that fans of Drive will most certainly enjoy, and there is also a strangling sequence at the end that will have you sickies cheering. Seriously, how did Jason Miller follow up his Academy Award nominated turn in The Exorcist with this and not take over Hollywood. The Man is Badass. VF. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The syndicate squeezes out a small-timer (Jason Miller) who holds a ring of keys to storage for stolen goods.
      Robert Mulligan
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      1h 46m