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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Crist View Post
    I recently watched WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN for the first time. Searched "stop the rain" and this thread came up, although I couldn't find a reference to it anywhere. Anyway, I liked it but didn't love it. Some things really clicked for me and others did not. Great cast, though, and some very good scenes. 70s drug dealer movies are hard to beat.
    Love that movie (thanks, Baz!)
    If you're ever looking for something with a similar vibe, check out CUTTER'S WAY. They're both very much about the effects Vietnam had on people after the war.
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    Thanks for the tip on CUTTER'S WAY.

    Picked up FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE and watched that just now. Pretty damned gripping, although the ending was a tad flat.

    Have JOE on order. Haven't seen it in decades. It will be interesting to see it again after all this time. My first exposure was actually the MAD (or CRACKED) satire.

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    Love EDDIE COYLE. I think Tarantino is a fan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard--W View Post

    BORN TO WIN (1971) remains vastly under-rated. Avoid the cheap public domain editions. The U.K. edition is widescreen, anamorphic and uncut but the PAL speed-up is really high-pitched.
    Wow, this looks rather good. George Segal was on a hell of a roll back then. WHERE'S POPPA?, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
    Love EDDIE COYLE. I think Tarantino is a fan...
    Yeah, I was certainly reminded of his stuff while watching it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Crist View Post
    Thanks for the tip on CUTTER'S WAY.

    Picked up FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE and watched that just now. Pretty damned gripping, although the ending was a tad flat.
    THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE has been one of my favourite films since I saw it during my teenage years; its extended absence from the DVD format was long a source of consternation for me.

    CUTTER'S WAY is very good, and it's a film that needs a decent DVD/Blu-ray release; it's a thin adaptation of the novel on which it's based, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
    CUTTER'S WAY is very good, and it's a film that needs a decent DVD/Blu-ray release; it's a thin adaptation of the novel on which it's based, however.
    Twilight Time released on blu last year. Worth it for the isolated track of Jack Nitzsche's haunting score alone. Still available AFAIK
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    Gotta find the Cutter's Way novel. Love the movie, the death of the 60s vibe is nailed and the ending is perfect.

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    Just watched 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR. Had seen roughly the last half on TV about 15 years ago and liked it. It's even better when you watch the first half before watching the second half.

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    3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR is yet another gem that use to play constantly on afternoon TV when I was a kid.

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