Director: Mike Hodges Cast: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander


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A year after Get Carter (1971), director Mike Hodges and star Michael Caine reunited for this comic crime thriller. Caine stars as Mickey King, a writer of cheap paperback detective novels, living in Rome and cranking one noir book after another. King is approached by Ben Dinuccio (Lionel Stander) and offered an abnormally large sum to ghost write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. The intrigued King agrees and is transported to a remote island where he meets his subject, Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney), a one-time movie star known for playing gangsters and notorious for hanging out with real-life mobsters off the set (a sly jab at Frank Sinatra and George Raft). Now dying of cancer, Gilbert wants King to jot down his life story before he dies. Although he's an abusive jerk, Gilbert's had an interesting life and King sets about getting it all down on paper, but then the star is murdered at a party, leaving King with no conclusion to his tale. Playing detective like the heroes of his stories, King pieces together a mystery involving Gilbert's past, his ex-wife, a transvestite who's supposed to be dead, and an Italian prince running for office. Though largely dismissed at the time of its release by fans and critics disappointed at its dissimilarity to Get Carter, Pulp (1972) was championed by a few and became something of a cult favorite over subsequent decades.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/12/2017
UPC: 0760137066095
Original Release: 1972
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 41,263

Special Features

Brand-new interview withe writer-director Mike Hodges Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Mickey King
Mickey Rooney Preston Gilbert
Lionel Stander Ben Dinuccio
Lizabeth Scott Princess Betty Cippola
Nadia Cassini Liz Adams
Dennis Price Mysterious Englishman
Giulio Donnini Office Manager of Typing Pool
Maria Cumani Quasimodo Senora Pavone
Kate Sullivan Joan Crawford
Amerigo Tot Sotgio
Robert Sacchi Jim Norman
Al Lettieri Miller
Leopoldo Trieste Marcovic
Joe Zammit Cordina Santana
Ave Ninchi Chambermaid
Janet Agren Silvana
Cyrus Elias First Guide
Louise Lambert American Tourist
Luciano Pigozzi Del Duce
Louis Caruana Toni
Iver Gilborn Bus Tourists
Werner Hasselman American Tourist
Roy Marmara Mario
Victor Mercieca Prince Cippola
Cettina Borg Oliver Gilbert's Mother

Technical Credits
Michael Hodges Director,Screenwriter
Ron Ballanger Special Effects
Patrick Downing Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Michael Dryhurst Asst. Director
Graham Easton Asst. Director
Paul Engelen Makeup
John Glen Editor
Michael Klinger Producer
Darrell Lass Art Director
Gitt Magrini Costumes/Costume Designer
George Martin Score Composer
George Partleton Makeup
Ousama Rawi Cinematographer
Christian Wangler Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pulp
1. Chapter 1 [8:04]
2. Chapter 2 [8:05]
3. Chapter 3 [7:39]
4. Chapter 4 [8:04]
5. Chapter 5 [7:13]
6. Chapter 6 [9:57]
7. Chapter 7 [5:48]
8. Chapter 8 [8:01]
9. Chapter 9 [10:17]
10. Chapter 10 [6:25]
11. Chapter 11 [8:14]
12. Chapter 12 [7:42]

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