An isolated farmhouse is chosen as a hide-out by Jim and Charlie after an armed robbery. The Deleye family are forced to accept the situation under Jim's brutal domination. Badly wounded Charlie, a gentle character, takes Lisa's room but keeps her baby as hostage. As the local Police close in the family's unhappiness is uncovered and the tension in the house grows as the surrounding forest becomes a battleground for army exercises. Lisa and Charlie are soon making love, Hugo is killed by Jim and the stage is set for a final and bloody shootout.
- Stars:Hidde Maas, Jack Monkau, Annick Christiaens, Josse De Pauw, Chris Lomme, Mark Van Eeghem, Bert Onraedt, Werther van der Sarren, Hans de Munter, Dries Wieme, Annick Segal, Marc Peeters, Ronny Waterschoot, Roger Meeusen, Ben Van Ostade,
- Country:Netherlands, Belgium
- Director:Bobby Eerhart,
- Writer:Felix Thijssen (novel)
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(nl) wrote: Filme fantstico que conta um pouco da historia de grandes nomes do Blues e do Rock
(gb) wrote: I personally like Golmaal 2 better...!
(de) wrote: A film about a guy who gets beaten up by a fellow employee in a car park, and wants to get his own back - by fighting him again. Even by Tim Allen's standards, this is total tosh, with the charmless lead bungling his way through a senseless yet predictable narrative that regularly fails to raise a smile. Julie Bowen is OK in a supporting role, but Allen is so useless that their relationship is rendered completely unbelievable. Rubbish.
(ru) wrote: i have to say, the movie was dumb and offered nothing new, but i liked it. yes, i am ashamed
(jp) wrote: I own this but have never seen it...
(de) wrote: Seriously, the poster for Josh has the main character posing with a Harley-Davidson and a SOCCER BALL.
(de) wrote: Great flick about a forgotten hero. Plays like standard tv fodder, but Favreau's complex, layered performance and an above average script saves this flick. Last half rivets, decent flick to watch when nothing else is on. Reconmended.
(ca) wrote: Aewsome. Great. Entertaining. These are not words I would use to describe this movie. The point of having a pretend movie about a real daytime show sans the spontaneity, I don't know.
(us) wrote: Interesting documentary about the very fascinating Noam Chomsky and how the media controls us.
(fr) wrote: Ahhh how I loved this movie
(nl) wrote: Gorgeous movie that is visually a joy to watch. Vibrant colours, performances and screenplay make this an extremely fun , quirky and original movie that is a must see for fans of either Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin or those who enjoy the classics of romantic comedy.
(br) wrote: Academy Award Winning actor Marlon Brando directed one movie during his prestigious 50-year career in Hollywood. Brando's Pennebaker Productions figured a western might be a worthwhile investment since westerns had been profitable during the 1950s. The company shelled out $40,000 for the rights to author Charles Neider??s seminal western novel ??The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones,?? fictional adaptation of the a friendship between Patrick Garrett and Billy the Kid. Several scenarists came and went before ??One-Eyed Jacks?? was completed. Among the scenarists were a young Sam Peckinpah, but novelist Calder Willingham replaced Peckinpah. This amoral western melodrama dealt with the themes of friendship, greed, deception, betrayal, and revenge. The troubled production history of this splendid horse opera casts a shadow over its artistry. First, Brando created several legends about his use of six or more takes for a scene. Second, the story goes that the star waited for the most dramatic waves to break on the shore. Brando toiled for six months on ??One-Eyed Jacks.?? Initially, ??Paths of Glory?? helmer Stanley Kubrick started out as the director, but artistic differences between Brando and he led to Kubrick??s dismissal. Reportedly, Kubrick preferred Spencer Tracy over Karl Malden for the villainous role of Dad Longworth. Brando objected on the basis, however, that Pennebaker Productions had already paid Malden the sum of $300-thousand. Afterward, when nobody stepped forward to helm the film, Brando decided he would try. Paramount executives should have had their heads examined for letting a temperamental actor like Brando call the shots on a film. Three American outlaws, Rio (Marlon Brando of ??Julius Caesar??), Dad Longworth (Karl Malden of ??Baby Doll??), and Doc (perennial character actor Hank Worden of ??Red River??) hold up a Mexican bank. Dad and Doc ride off to shack up with prostitutes in a bordello, while Rio heads off to romance a refined lady at her hacienda. Mexican Rurale captain (Rodolfo Acosta of ??Hondo??) leads a posse to the bordello and they kill Doc when they raid the place. Dad slips out by the window with his gun, but he forgets his boots. Dad rides off to alert Rio. Together they light out into desert with the Rurales on their trail. Rio loses his horse and has to double up on Dad??s mount. They take refuge on a hill and exchange gunfire with the Rurales. Our heroes decide that one of them must round up fresh horses so they can escape from the Rurales. Rio draws two bullets and grips them in his fist. Interestingly, our protagonist lets Dad win and Dad sets out for fresh horses while Rio holds up the Rurales. Dad rides into a tiny ranch and buys a horse. He is shifting the gold coins around in his fist when he decides to leave Rio to the Rurales. Eventually, the Rurales surround Rio and he surrenders. He spends the next five years in a stinking Sonora Prison, while Dad lives high off the hog in Monterey, California, where he has gotten himself elected sheriff. Moreover, Dad has married Maria (Katy Jurado of ??High Noon??) and adopted Maria??s daughter, Louisa (Pina Pellicer of ??Macario??), as his own. He owns a house about 10 miles out of town. Rio and Chico Modesto (Larry Duran of ??Viva Zapata!??) break out of the Sonora Prison. They are laying low in a cantina when Bob Amory (Ben Johnson of ??Rio Grande??) approaches Rio about robbing a bank in Monterey. Rio learns Dad Longworth is the town lawman. Rio visits Dad before Amory and his sidekick, Harvey Johnson (Sam Gilman of ??The Young Lions??), show up in Monterey. Initially, Dad believes Rio has come to kill him for double-crossing him back in Sonora. Rio doesn??t want to shoot Dad. Rio explains he gave the Rurales the slip and eluded them. Dad introduces Rio to his family and Louisa takes an immediate interest in him. Later, Rio guns down a drunken man in a Monterey bar, Howard Tetley (Timothy Carey of ??The Killing??), who was abusing a helpless woman. Dad has had enough of Rio. Primarily, Dad is angry because Louisa spent the night on the beach with Rio. Dad??s sleazy Deputy Lon Dedrick (Slim Pickens of ??Rocky Mountain??) has had his eye on Louisa and hates Rio. Dad arrests Rio for killing Tetley. Disarming Rio, Dad lashes his wrists to a horse??s hitching rack. Wielding a bullwhip on Rio, Dad sends him to his knees. Dad reverses a shotgun and smashes the butt of the weapon against Rio??s right hand to destroy his hand. Rio and company flee Monterey, but our protagonist is even more determined to kill Dad. Rio recuperates on the beach and gets back the use of his gun hand. Bob and company ride into town to rob the bank. The robbery is a bust, but a little girl dies during the shoot-out. Rio is riding back to town when Dad??s deputies arrest him and prepare the gallows for his inevitable hanging. Rio escapes from jail and shoots it out with Dad in the town plaza. The striking locales set ??One-Eyed Jacks?? apart from most westerns. When Brando left the production, he had filmed about five hours of footage and assembled his own cut. Paramount whittled the unwieldy opus down to two hours and forty-one minutes. Financial woes aside, ??One-Eyed Jacks?? qualifies a good, often compelling western about two bad men who clash at the outset over stolen gold. One lands in a filthy Sonora prison, while the other one ends up in California with a badge on his chest. The cast is stupendous, particularly Malden who plays a thoroughly treacherous dastard. Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Timothy Carey, and Pina Pellicer all contribute memorable performances. ??The Magnificent Seven?? lenser Charles Lang, who makes the scenic Monterey coast with its crashing surf and the rugged Mexican locations look absolutely dazzling. Not surprisingly, Lang received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. Moreover, Brando was nominated for Best Director. Unfortunately, the studio shots involving back projection detract from Lang??s visual real-world composition. Sadly, ??One-Eyed Jacks?? never recouped its negative cost, the amount that it took to produce this exotic western.
(us) wrote: Scathing commentary on the documentaries of its time
(es) wrote: "Hello, Gloria. How are you? Maybe you remember me: this is Jake. I'm the guy who almost fucked you at the beach today."
(it) wrote: Just as funny and gruesome as I remember it.
(us) wrote: Great film with consideration of its age. Mad Max has the edge and car stunts that delivers originality.