​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

VIOLENT CITY (1970)










Okie dokie time to run through a pile of obscure movies seen but not reported on for this year's movie countdown. #114 is yet another Italian flick, 1970's Violent City, directed by Sergio Sollima, stars Charles Bronson as a hitman and his real-life wife Jill Ireland as the girlfriend who betrays him. Actually shot in New Orleans, Michigan, St. Thomas and San Francisco as well as Rome, there are two brilliant scenes that open and close this film. One is a car chase on St. ...Thomas with no dialogue. The other is an assassination that takes place in one of those outside glass elevators - no sound except for the bullets piercing the glass. A little slow midpoint, there's character development that you don't expect in a movie like this and Telly Savalas as crime boss Al Weber (no relation). Oh and excellent music by Ennio Morricone.

TLA one-word review: unique