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Mad Dog Coll (1961)





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This gangland crime story about the life and death of mobster Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll (John Chandler) is most notable for the array of relatively unknown actors in bit parts who later became famous. Otherwise, there is a lot of bloodshed, surface characterization, and a great deal of fiction in the violent tale. Coll is first shown suffering extreme abuse from his father, and then he segues into the development of a neighborhood gang at the age of seventeen. From there, he gets on the wrong side of gangster Dutch Schultz which ultimately is a big mistake. Director Burt Balaban depicts Coll as increasingly insane, before his last killing leads to his violent death. Among those "new" faces are Telly Savalas as Lt. Dawson, Jerry Orbach as Joe, Coll's Judas, Gene Hackman in his first screen role as a cop, and Vincent Gardenia as Dutch Schultz.


John Davis Chandler
as Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll
Brooke Hayward
as Elizabeth
Joy Harmon
as Caroline
Telly Savalas
as Lt. Dawson
Vincent Gardenia
as Dutch Schultz
Ron Weyand
as Big Larry
Peggy Furey
as Mother Coll
Gilbert Leigh
as The Official
Stephanie King
as The Official's Wife
Jim Lester
as (uncredited)
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Would've been an alright movie if they changed the title from Mad Dog Coll to something else & not been so over the top.I'm NOT an expert on Mad Dog Coll but True Crime is 1 of my favorite subjects.There were some major things wrong with it: 1. When Coll shot the kids, He wasn't trying to escape an attack.He tried to kidnap a gangster,failed & it turned into a shootout 2. Coll was killed in a telephone booth but it wasn't by cops, It was by gangsters As far as I know, Coll wasn't some insane gangster & only got the nickname Mad Dog after the shootout where the kids died & some were wounded.Also in this movie there are some familiar faces you'll probably recognize.Jerry Orbach, Vincent Gardenia & Gene Hackman in his debut

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