Directed by Mike Hodges
This doesn't seem to happen a lot with seventies movies, but I really feel like this film could have been released yesterday. A young man searches for the truth behind his brother's murder? I could have sworn I saw a Harrison Ford or Tom Cruise movie with that exact same premise.
There are, of course, things that set this movie apart. For one thing, it is not just a hot man running. Michael Caine brings something deeper to the role. He is actually quite frightening at times. There are also darker twists that I am not sure would fly with modern audiences. I felt the same with Chinatown.
Not really my style and if I am going to watch a British guy beat up criminals, I would rather it be James Bond. Still, any Caine film is worth a watch.
A six-fingered man can be seen sitting at the bar.
Based on the life of real life gangster Jack Carter.
Remade with the lead role being cast to Sylvester Stallone. I am sure he succeeded in bringing the quiet dignity to the part, just like Caine.