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great piece of film almost as good as the great Walking Tall
The makers of Walking Tall reunite for this. A gambler and night club owner goes to prison where card games are surprisingly lucrative. Title is a bit misleading, Baker does kill a policeman resisting arrest even if he was innocent of that charge.
Makers of WALKING TALL show there's still plenty left in the tank. Joe Don comes through with another towering performance, not a guy you want to mess with. Baker physically assaults a lot of people, including several prison guards while incarcerated.
Machismo to spare. Joe Don is the man.
Very much a product of the Watergate era, "Framed" sees Joe Don Baker used and abused by a system in which corruption is as natural as breathing. Very violent, deeply cynical and often exciting, it's well worth tracking down.
Next to the pre-Dirty Harry Don Siegel,and not to mention pre-Wild Bunch director Sam Peckinpah,Phil Karlson was Hollywood's best director of low-budget toughies of classic "B" grade films of the 1950's and 1960's. It wasn't until the early 1970's though this career swan song doesn't offer much support for assertion. It wasn't until 1973,when Karlson made a low-budget action flick about a county sheriff who comes in and dismantled the baddies and bigots in a corrupt sleepy Southern town. The film was called "Walking Tall",and it became not only a vigilante brutal display of one man getting back at the system,but it became a call for something else. The film became one of the top ten highest grossing films of that year and it made a unknown actor by the name of Joe Don Baker into a huge star and it spawned two theatrical sequels(that starred Bo Svenson)not to mention a short-lived TV series under the same title. <br /> <br />After the tremendous and runaway boxoffice success of "Walking Tall",actor Joe Don Baker and director Phil Karlson reteamed again in 1975 for this expose of rampant political corruption and low-down dirtness in a sleepy Southern town,not to mention acts of revenge and envy in corrupt Southern state. "Framed" was just as good as it gets with Joe Don Baker, John Marley,and Brock Peters. Only this time around the graphic violence and strong language is ante up for maximum pleasure.
Ace film noir director Phil Karlson and star Joe Don Baker re-team after the success of Walking Tall to deliver another balls-to-the-wall exciting and damn brutal revenge thriller about a man seeking revenge on the crooked cops who railroaded him into jail for a crime he didn't commit.