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Machine Gun McCain

Machine Gun McCain

John Cassavetes
Director: Giuliano Montaldo Cast: John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
, Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland
, Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Giuliano Montaldo

DVD (Wide Screen)

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A hardened criminal learns there's little loyalty on either side of the law in this drama from Italian director Giuliano Montaldo. Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) is a rough-hewn but ambitious underworld kingpin who has taken control of the West Coast syndicates and wants a piece of the action in Las Vegas. Adamo's boss Don Francesco DeMarco (Gabriele Ferzetti) isn't happy about his plans to take over The Royal, a posh casino and hotel that's owned by the mob, and he's determined to put Adamo in his place. Meanwhile, a handful of young gangsters are plotting to rob The Royal of $2 million, and one of them, Jack (Pierluigi Apra), know just the right man for the job -- his father Hank McCain (John Cassavetes), better known as "Machine Gun McCain," currently serving a life sentence after a crime spree put him in prison twelve years earlier. The mob arranges for McCain to be released, and Jack escorts him to Las Vegas, where he runs into Irene (Britt Ekland), a young woman he meets in a bar and impulsively marries. McCain plans and pulls off an ingenious casino robbery, but he pulled the heist after his backers ordered him to abandon the robbery, and soon he's one of several characters on the run from the law and the mafia. John Cassavetes and Peter Falk struck up a friendship while working on Gli Intoccabili (aka Machine Gun McCain), and it was the first of several films the two actors would make together, most under the direction of Cassavetes, including Husbands, A Woman Under The Influence and Big Trouble.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2010
UPC: 0827058114790
Original Release: 1969
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 48,588

Special Features

Interview with Director Giuliano Montaldo; ; English Trailer; Italian Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cassavetes Hank McCain
Britt Ekland Irene
Peter Falk Charlie Adamo
Gabriele Ferzetti Don Francesco DeMarco
Salvo Randone Don Salvatore
Tony Kendall Pete Zacari
Pierluigi Apra Jack McCain
Gena Rowlands Rosemary Scott
Luigi Pistilli Duke Mazzanga
Florinda Bolkan Joni Adamo
Steffen Zacharias Abe Stilberman
Jack Ackerman Britten
Annabella Andreoli Assunta Esposito
Val Avery Chuck Regan
Margherita Guzzinati Margaret DeMarco
Billy Lee Pepe
James Morrison Joby Cudo
Dennis Sallas Fred Tecosky

Technical Credits
Giuliano Montaldo Director,Screenwriter
Bino Cicogna Producer
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Erico Menczer Cinematographer
Flavio Mogherini Art Director
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Audrey Nohra Score Composer
Mino Roli Screenwriter
Enrico Sabbatini Costumes/Costume Designer
Michele Trimarchi Makeup
Marco Vicario Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Machine Gun McCain
1. Death In The Family [1:41]
2. Main Titles/Las Vegas [5:12]
3. The Specialist [3:38]
4. On The Town [6:53]
5. The Plan [3:19]
6. Casing The Casino [5:56]
7. Mafia Business [6:46]
8. Change Of Plans [5:32]
9. Machine Gun Mayhem [6:13]
10. Preparations [6:44]
11. Ticking Time Bombs [6:40]
12. The Heist [6:31]
13. Truth & Consequences [4:36]
14. No Escape [8:04]
15. Hank & Rosemary [7:29]
16. Suicide Blonde [4:13]
17. Showdown [3:50]
18. End Credits [2:12]

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