Machine Gun McCain
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A hardened criminal learns there's little loyalty on either side of the law in this drama from Italian director Giuliano Montaldo. Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) is a rough-hewn but ambitious underworld kingpin who has taken control of the West Coast syndicates and wants a piece of the action in Las Vegas. Adamo's boss Don Francesco DeMarco (Gabriele Ferzetti) isn't happy about his plans to take over The Royal, a posh casino and hotel that's owned by the mob, and he's determined to put Adamo in his place. Meanwhile, a handful of young gangsters are plotting to rob The Royal of… More
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"[A] minor, worthy entry [...] Cassavetes, like Gene Hackman, had access to a reserve of energy."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Bright Lights Film Journal
"A noteworthy exploitation gangster B-film shot by an Italian crew in Las Vegas."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"(T)his Italian-American crime movie cocktail has some great flavors in the mix, thanks to Cassavetes and to the unraveling chaos that director Montaldo follows to the bitter end."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"an absorbing mixture of dramatic pathos and criminal intrigue, one of those rare gems of late-1960s international filmmaking that is all but unthinkable today"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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