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The Outfit (1973)

Director:
John Flynn
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
86 minutes
Producer:
Carter DeHaven
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake):
John Flynn


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Earl Macklin Robert Duvall
Bett Harrow Karen Black
Cody Joe Don Baker
Mailer Robert Ryan
Menner Timothy Carey
Chemey Richard Jaeckel
Buck's Wife Sheree North
Frank Orlandi Felice Orlandi
Madge Coyle Marie Windsor
Rita Joanna Cassidy
Carl Elisha Cook Jr.
Buck Bill McKinney

 

Review

Robert Duvall was at perhaps his most productive when starring in this hardboiled, disillusioned crime/gangster movie about a bank robber who finds himself up against the Chicago Outfit after hitting one of the banks they control. John Flynn's direction is unglamorous and unassuming, which makes the film unremarkable seen in retrospect; there's little imminence or tension left here after forty years of aging, except perhaps Duvall's ever-credible apperance. The Outfit remains well-made and well-told, however, and it has its fair share of stark, gripping realism.

 

Copyright 13.05.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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