The Glove (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Glove (1979)

The Glove





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In this actioner, bounty hunter Sam Kellough, who is also an ex-cop, and an ex-ballplayer, is out to earn the $20,000 reward for the capture of Victor Hale, a psychotic killer wanted for beating a prison guard to death with a "riot glove." The villain is not as horrible as he seems. When the fugitive is not beating victims to a pulp, he is seen playing his guitar to impoverished children.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Hubert Smith, Julian Roffman
In Theaters:
Tommy J. Productions


John Saxon
as Sam Kellog
Roosevelt Grier
as Victor Hale
Rosey Grier
as Victor Hale
Joanna Cassidy
as Sheila Michaels
Joan Blondell
as Mrs. Fitzgerald
Jack Carter
as Walter Stratton
Keenan Wynn
as Bill Schwartz
Aldo Ray
as Prison Guard
Michael Pataki
as Harry Iverson
Howard Honig
as Lt. Kruger
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Vintage drive-in exploitation B-movie fare.

Full Review… | May 7, 2015
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The poster artwork suggests violent grindhouse-style exploitation, but the reality is far more subdued. It's more of a slow burn modern noir, with John Saxon's ex-cop bounty hunter for hire filling the role of the traditional private eye narrator. Interestingly his riot-glove-wielding target turns out to be a decent citizen turned vigilante, rendering the primary struggle a conflict of conscience. I was both disappointed at the misdirection and surprised by the unexpected depth of this strange little film.

I have to say that I could live without John Saxon's grizzled P.I. styled voice over, but otherwise this was a good bit of fun, feeling a bit like a long episode of a television show that I'd not seen before.

Another decent time-waster, but nothing that will change your life or anything.

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