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'We ain't heading nowhere, we're just running from' director - Arthur Penn producer - Warren Beatty screenplay - David Newman and Robert Benton director of photography Burnett Guffey music composer and conductor- Charles Strouse Interiors filmed at Warner Bros Studios A Warner Bros-Seven Arts Inc Titira-Hiller co-production Warren Beatty (Clyde Barrow) Faye Dunaway (Bonnie Parker) Michael J. Pollard (Clarence 'CW' Moss) Gene Hackman ('Buck' Barrow) Estelle Parsons (Blanche Barrow) Denver Pyle...

Get Carter

Director of photography Wolfgang Suschitsky production designer Assheton Gorton costumes Evangeline Harrison and Dougie Hayward music composer and conductor Roy Budd Michael Caine (Jack Carter) Ian Hendry (Eric Paice) Britt Ekland (Anna Fletcher) John Osborne (Cyril Kinnear) Tony Beckley (Peter the Dutchman) George Sewell (Con McCarty) Geraldine Moffatt (Glenda) Dorothy White (Margaret, Frank's lover) Rosemarie Durham (Edna, 'Las Vegas' landlady) Petra Markham (Doreen Carter) Alun Armstrong...

Dirty Harry

Story - Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink SCREENPLAY - Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Reisner and John Milius director of photography - Bruce Surtees editor - Carl Pingitore art director - Dale Hennessey music composer and conductor - Lalo Schifrin Technicolor Panavision Interiors filmed at Universal Studios A Malpaso Warner Bros co-production Released by Warner Bros 102 minutes Cast Clint Eastwood (Inspector Harry Francis Callahan) Harry Guardino (Lieutenant Al Bressler) Reni Santoni...

Were all on the hustle

Director - Gordon Parks producer - Joel Freeman associate producer - David Golden (for Shaft Productions) story - Ernest Tidyman screenplay - Ernest Tidyman and John D.F. Black director of photography - Urs Furrer A Sterling Silliphant-Roger Lewis Production Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Shaft Productions 98 minutes Cast Richard Roundtree (John Shaft) Moses Gunn (Bumpy Jonas) Charles Cioffi (Lieutenant Vic Androzzi, NYPD) Christopher St John (Ben Buford) Gwenn Mitchell (Ellie Moore) Lawrence...

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'Do I feel lucky well do you, punk ' Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in a Warner Bros' promotional portrait. policemen. According to Eastwood, even the dawdling VW Beetle shunted off the road by Scorpio's hijacked bus got a cheer from audiences. It was the fifth biggest movie of the year in the US and eventually became Eastwood's biggest hit so far. It also made many 'Ten Best' lists for the year and soon appeared in Variety's all-time moneymakers. In its first year of release it earned 16...

The liars kiss that says I love you

Director and producer - Robert Aldrich executive producer- Victor Saville story - Mickey Spillane screenplay- A.I. Bezzerides director of photography - Ernest Laszlo editor - Michael Luciano art director - William Glasgow music - Frank DeVol Black and White Interiors filmed at Sutherland Studios A Parklane Pictures production Released by united Artists 105 minutes Cast Ralph Meeker (Mike Hammer) Albert Dekker (Doctor G.E. Soberin) Paul Stewart (Carl Evello) Maxine Cooper (Velda Wickman) Gaby...

Good Fellas

Director - Martin Scorsese producer - Irwin Winkler story - Nicholas Pileggi screenplay - Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese director of photography - Michael Ballhaus, ASC editor - Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE costumes - Susan O'Donnell and Thomas Lee Keller Technicolor An Irwin Winkler production Released by Warner Bros 148 minutes Cast Robert De Niro (James 'Jimmy the Gent' Conway) Ray Liotta (Henry Hill) Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito) Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill) Paul Sorvino (Paul 'Paulie' Cicero)...

Forget it Jake its

Erickson director of photography John A. Alonzo production designer Richard Sylbert Interiors filmed at Paramount Studios A Long Road Production presented by Paramount-Penthouse Released by Paramount Pictures 125 minutes Cast Jack Nicholson (Jake J. Gittes) Faye Dunaway (Evelyn Cross Mulwray) John Huston (Noah Cross) Perry Lopez (Lieutenant Lou Escobar) John Hillerman (Russ Yelburton) Darrell Zwerling (Hollis I. Mulwray) Diana Ladd (Ida Sessions) Roy Jenson (claude...

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Philippa Brewster, my editor at I.B.Tauris, for initiating the Crime Wave project, and for her ideas and support throughout its writing. Thanks also to Deborah Susman, Paul Davighi, Hannah Ross and Stuart Weir at I.B.Tauris, and to Robert Hastings at Dexter Haven Associates. Thanks to Andrew Hanratty for additional research, for loaning me various essential source movies and for his restoration work on the posters and stills reproduced here. All illustrative material is...

Welcome To The Underworld

The underworld of crime, the 'city under the city', is a shadowy world, full of unpleasant, untrustworthy people. But for some reason, crime movies hold a special place in cinema audiences' affections. Many of the highest-grossing, most popular US films of all time fall into this category The Godfather films, Pulp Fiction, and various stellar, all-action cops and robbers movies, often depicting the perfect crime. Something about breaking the law and getting away with it seems to appeal to...

Crime Wave s

In the eighties, with cinema audiences on the wane, period gangster films were much less successful than their seventies' counterparts had been. City Heat 1984 - uniting Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds , the troubled production of The Cotton Club 1984 - from the Godfather team of Robert Evans and Francis Ford Coppola and The Sicilian 1987 - with Christopher Lambert as Salvatore Giuliano struggled at the box office. The ultimate retro gangster movie of the decade was Sergio Leone's labyrinthine...

The Godfather Part II

Director and producer Francis Ford Coppola co-producers Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos associate producer Mona Skeger story Mario Puzo screenplay Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola director of photography Gordon Willis editors Peter Zinner, Barry Malkin and Richard Marks production designer Dean Tavoularis Interiors filmed at American Zoetrope A Paramount Coppola Company Production Released by Paramount Pictures 200 minutes Cast Al Pacino Michael Corleone Robert Duvall Tom Hagan Diane Keaton...

Crime Wave Top Tens

The films, selected from international sources, are arranged in order of preference director and original release year in parenthesis. Andrew is a writer and broadcaster, and film editor at the Radio Times. He is the author of Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, Where Did It All Go Right and Billy Bragg Still Suitable for Miners. The Godfather The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 74 Double Indemnity Billy Wilder, 1944 The French Connection William Friedkin, 1971 Reservoir Dogs Quentin...

Lethal Weapon

Producers - Richard Donner and Joel Silver director of photography - Stephen Goldblatt production designer - J. Michael Riva music composers - Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton Interiors filmed at Warner Bros Studios A Warner Bros-Silver Pictures production Released by Warner Bros 110 minutes Cast Mel Gibson Martin Riggs Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh Gary Busey Mr Joshua, the albino Mitchell Ryan General Peter McAllister Tom Akins Michael Hunsaker Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh Traci Wolfe Rhianne...

LA Confidential

Producers - Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan and Michael Nathanson story - James Ellroy screenplay - Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson director of photography - Dante Spinotti Interiors filmed at Lacy Street Production Centre A Regency Enterprises Arnon Milchan David L. Wolper production Released by Warner Bros 137 minutes Cast Kevin Spacey Sergeant Jack Vincennes Russell Crowe Officer Wendell 'Bud' White Guy Pearce Detective Lieutenant Edmund Exley James Cromwell Captain Dudley Smith Kim Basinger...

High Sierra

Associate producer - Mark Hellinger for First National screenplay - John Huston and W.R. Burnett director of photography - Tony Gaudio editor - Jack Killifer art director - Ted Smith costume designer - Milo Anderson music composer - Adolph Deutsch Black and white Interiors filmed at Warner Bros Studios A Warner Bros-First National production Released by Warner Bros 100 minutes Cast Ida Lupino Marie Garson Humphrey Bogart 'Mad Dog' Roy Earl Alan Curtis 'Babe' Kozak Arthur Kennedy 'Red' Hattery...

Fat Moes boneyard boys

Once Upon a Time in America 1984 director - Sergio Leone executive producer - Claudio Mancini producer - Arnon Milchan story - Harry Grey screenplay - Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini and Sergio Leone additional dialogue - Stuart Kaminsky director of photography - Tonino Delli Colli music composer and conductor - Ennio Morricone Interiors filmed at Cinecitta Studios, Rome 229 minutes English-language director's cut Robert De Niro David...