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What's your favorite film by Richard Fleischer?

Bodyguard
0 (0%)
The Clay Pigeon
0 (0%)
Follow Me Quietly
0 (0%)
Trapped
0 (0%)
Armored Car Robbery
1 (4.3%)
The Narrow Margin
3 (13%)
The Happy Time
0 (0%)
20000 Leagues Under the Sea
3 (13%)
Violent Saturday
1 (4.3%)
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
0 (0%)
Bandido
0 (0%)
Between Heaven and Hell
0 (0%)
The Vikings
1 (4.3%)
Compulsion
2 (8.7%)
Barabbas
0 (0%)
Fantastic Voyage
2 (8.7%)
Doctor Dolittle
1 (4.3%)
The Boston Strangler
2 (8.7%)
Che!
0 (0%)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
0 (0%)
10 Rillington Place
0 (0%)
The Last Run
0 (0%)
Blind Terror
0 (0%)
The New Centurions
0 (0%)
Soylent Green
3 (13%)
The Don Is Dead
0 (0%)
The Spikes Gang
0 (0%)
Mr. Majestyk
1 (4.3%)
Mandingo
0 (0%)
Crossed Swords
0 (0%)
The Jazz Singer
1 (4.3%)
Tough Enough
0 (0%)
Amityville 3-D
0 (0%)
Conan the Destroyer
0 (0%)
Red Sonja
0 (0%)
Million Dollar Mystery
0 (0%)
other (specify)
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
2 (8.7%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 22

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Re: Fleischer, Richard
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2022, 07:45:41 PM »
The Spikes Gang (1974)
★ ★ ★ - Okay
Aging gunfighter (Lee Marvin) becomes a mentor to three kids (Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Gary Grimes) who save his life. This is similar to John Wayne's The Cowboys (1972), but far more successful because The Cowboys is a family film until suddenly it's not. Spikes makes a smoother transition from idolizing Marvin's outlaw life to the harsh realities of always being close to death. Marvin brings layers of good and evil Wayne wouldn't even attempt. Fleischer lays the emotions on too thick, with superimposed flashback images, but Grimes - a familiar teen face from this decade - has never been more impressive.

 

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