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Gritty crime films of the 70's.

The French Connection
The Seven Ups
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Hardcore
Serpico
The Driver
Taxi Driver
The Warriors
Assault on Precinct 13
Badge 373
Across 110th Street
The Mechanic
Super Fly
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Chinatown
The Taking of Pelham 123
Short Eyes
Fingers
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
Rolling Thunder
Mean Streets
Scarecrow
Straw Dogs
The Stone Killer
Death Wish
The Gambler
Lipstick
Klute
The Valachi Papers
The Don Is Dead
Midnight Express
The Anderson Tapes
Panic In Needle Park
Marathon Man
Scorpio
Electra Glide In Blue
The Onion Field
The New Centurions
Who'll Stop the Rain
Straight Time
Fight for Your Life
Night Moves
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One stop: Italy.



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^Yep. Came in to post Almost Human.
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Re: Gritty crime films of the 70's.

The Super Cops (an underrated gem). Shaft should also be included in the list.
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^Sweet. I thought Richard Harrison was Ray Lovelock and thought Joe Dallesandro was Tony Musante.
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
The French Connection
The Seven Ups
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Hardcore
Serpico
The Driver
Taxi Driver
The Warriors
Assault on Precinct 13
Badge 373
Across 110th Street
The Mechanic
Super Fly
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Chinatown
The Taking of Pelham 123
Short Eyes
Fingers
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
Rolling Thunder
Mean Streets
Scarecrow
Straw Dogs
The Stone Killer
Death Wish
The Gambler
Lipstick
Klute
The Valachi Papers
The Don Is Dead
Midnight Express
The Anderson Tapes
Panic In Needle Park
Marathon Man
Scorpio
Electra Glide In Blue
The Onion Field
The New Centurions
Who'll Stop the Rain
Straight Time
Fight for Your Life
Night Moves
I saw 28 of these in theaters when they came out.

I wouldn't call ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE or NIGHT MOVES particularly gritty. There are some prison films in there that don't quite fit in with the rest--SHORT EYES and MIDNIGHT EXPRESS.

Adding to the list:
FRENCH CONNECTION II
TROUBLE MAN
THE OUTFIT (based on a Richard Stark novel and starring Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker and Robert Ryan, with tons of great heavies in cameos, e.g. Timothy Carey, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook, Tom Reese, Bill McKinney, Roy Jenson, etc.)
THE GETAWAY
DILLINGER
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Re: Gritty crime films of the 70's.

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
The Taking of Pelham 123
This, along with
Charley Varrick
& The Laughing Policeman
are what I call Walter Matthau's Action Trilogy.

Freebie and the Bean (James Caan)
The One Man Jury (Jack Palance)

Some Eastwood movies:
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
The Gauntlet

Missed a few Charles Bronson flicks
Mr. Majestyk
The Family
St. Ives
Telefon
The Mechanic
Love and Bullets

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The Yakuza
Farewell My Lovely
The Domino Principle
The Killer Elite
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alright. This thread wins over all threads.
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+2 points for The Driver. holy shit that is a neo-Western at its finest.
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Re: Gritty crime films of the 70's.

What is the Italian crime flick with a hunchbacked villain?
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Oh yeah, there's also the Laughing Policeman where Walter Matthau has to slap a broad. NM saw that up there in Charlie Goose's list, a good flick!
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Re: Gritty crime films of the 70's.

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What is the Italian crime flick with a hunchbacked villain?
I haven't seen it yet, but if the hunchback is played by Tomas Milan, then it's Brothers til we die.
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alright. This thread wins over all threads.

I would totally agree. This thread and the 80s thread is all the cinema one should need.

adding:

Walking Tall Trilogy
Vigilante Force
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I haven't seen it yet, but if the hunchback is played by Tomas Milan, then it's Brothers til we die.
Checked IMDB. It is Tomas Milian, but the movie is a couple of years older, Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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Checked IMDB. It is Tomas Milian, but the movie is a couple of years older, Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
I remember it as BRUTAL JUSTICE, which is the title it was called when it played grindhouses in New York, which is when I saw it. But I believe it's the same film as ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.
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Re: Gritty crime films of the 70's.

The Outside Man
Hit
The Silent Partner
Hickey and Boggs
The Outfit
Report to the Commissioner
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The Karate Girl

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In Japan, Kinji Fukasaku made a bunch of gritty Yakuza movies that moved away from the more ritualized action in the more formulaic Yakuza movies of the 1960s to a more realistic form of crime movie. Check out:

STREET MOBSTER
COPS VS. THUGS
SYMPATHY FOR THE UNDERDOG
YAKUZA GRAVEYARD

...and especially:
THE YAKUZA PAPERS (5-film series)
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
In Japan, Kinji Fukasaku made a bunch of gritty Yakuza movies that moved away from the more ritualized action in the more formulaic Yakuza movies of the 1960s to a more realistic form of crime movie. Check out:

STREET MOBSTER
COPS VS. THUGS
SYMPATHY FOR THE UNDERDOG
YAKUZA GRAVEYARD

...and especially:
THE YAKUZA PAPERS (5-film series)
You forgot the best one after The Yakuza Papers : Graveyard of Honor

Also Hideo Gosha's Violent Streets & The Wolves

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Get Carter (1971)

Michael Cain ruled in this movie.
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Kind of a crime film, but what about "Blue Collar"?
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