Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Average Rating: 4.7/10
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Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 7
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Three outlaws hit the road until the road hits back in this supercharged action thriller. Larry (Peter Fonda) is a stock car driver whose reckless nature has caused him a long run of bad luck. Larry and his friend and mechanic Deke (Adam Roarke) need money if they're to get a new car and get back in competition, so they map out a plan to hold up a grocery store after 150,000 dollars has been dropped off for payroll and working cash. The heist goes as planned, except for one little hitch -- Larry
Jan 1, 1974 Wide
Jun 28, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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What little narrative or characterization shows up on screen could barely fill an abridged short story.
The script, about small-timers who wished they were bigger, is soon totally undermined by Fonda's most complacent performance to date and Susan George's sub-Goldie Hawn antics.
The film is so bereft of emotion and so full of physical movement that it's possible this is a point that John Hough, the director, and the screenwriters wanted to make. It's a very small point to be made by such a noisy picture.
While this may sound simplistic, there's more to the film than simple American Heist and Chase thriller, of the Dukes of Hazzard style.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry is a classic heist chase picture driven by a somewhat dated premise and paper-thin characters.
There is practically no plot, and even less character development, but the script is based on a novel, most likely a thin one.
A worthy car film for the hot rod era...
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