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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

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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

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Drama, Action & Adventure

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.

May 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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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.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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While this may sound simplistic, there's more to the film than simple American Heist and Chase thriller, of the Dukes of Hazzard style.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters
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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry is a classic heist chase picture driven by a somewhat dated premise and paper-thin characters.

May 16, 2011 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
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There is practically no plot, and even less character development, but the script is based on a novel, most likely a thin one.

May 5, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A worthy car film for the hot rod era...

July 10, 2007
Film Threat

An iconic outlaw classic of seventies speed cinema...

September 15, 2005 Full Review Source: St@tic Multimedia

nothing new to anybody who's caught five minutes of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard.

May 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

For a film that is essentially one long Car chase, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry starts off with a fairly well conceived idea. It is all about the Cars, the attitude, Susan George in a bikini top and not giving a damn about anything and taking what you want but there is a poignant message to learn from the film that comes in the form of a short sharp shock. It couldn't be more cult if it tried. It's no Vanishing Point but it's more credible (not as lovable) as Smokey and the Bandit. A must if you like your American muscle Cars and the fact that Quentin Tarantino says it's one of his favorites tells you all you need to know.

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The weed of crime bears bitter fruit in this 70's era car chase notable for real stunt work and "f**k authority!" aesthetics. Get yer teenage rebellion groove on.
July 4, 2012
ApeneckFletcher

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What the film lacks in terms of character development and logic, it makes up for in its devotion to spectacular automobile mayhem. The sensation that the cars are actually driving at an intense speed is conveyed by the bobbing of the camera as it tries to keep the actors' faces in frame while shooting inside the moving vehicle.

What's the movie about? Outlaws on the run, ditzy hitch-hiker, pursuing lawman who does things his own way, battle of wits, a helicopter and a train.
May 25, 2008
DrBenway
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Such a fun and entertaining movie. Great car chase(s) and fun performances. Even parts snappy and painful dialogue. It started off kind of grim but soon got enjoyably ridiculous. Deke was awesome and Peter Fonda was cool. Not Captain America (Easy Rider) cool, but still cool even if he drives NASCAR. Susan George was cute enough, but Mary was kind of annoying and those teeth were frightening. Vic Morrow was a crackhead and the Roddy McDowell cameo was nice too. I know the ending is supposed to be this big shocker but it just kind of made me laugh. A fun watch regardless.
December 20, 2007
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