Sam's Song (1969)





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A political filmmaker finds himself in Long Island for a weekend where he finds himself entangled with a high-living, jet set crowd. At first it is exciting, but soon he finds himself disillusioned by their shallowness. The film contains an early performance by Robert De Niro. Footage from Sam's Song was later re-edited into a completely different movie, known as both The Swap and Line of Fire, in which a man investigates the death of his brother. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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7 years before Taxi Driver, De Niro appeared in a lead role of Sam's Song (or The Swap). Though the film is rather crudely made and the audio muffled from youtube, it shows De Niro at his less skilled age. Great for fans and students of cinema alike. [img][/img] "Early DeNiro film casts him as a New York film editor working on a documentary about Nixon and spending a weekend with rich friends Warren and Mickey. Crawford enters their lives and proceeds to disrupt everyone." --- IMDb Sam's Song is a 1969 drama film starring Robert De Niro. [img][/img] SEE the entire film here, Sam's Song (1969): REVIEWS: 10% For anyone looking to catch up on their old-school De Niro, be warned - this movie is a scam from top to bottom. 40% This film is only of interest to see an early Robert De Niro performance. De Niro is good, and his talent stands out. This film drags on and on. 20% Not one for DeNiro to be proud of [img][/img] NOTES: 1 The film footage was released in several films, Line of Fire, The Swap and Sam's Song. 2 ----Ratings: 3.7/10 from 617 users [IMBd] [img][/img] De Niro as Sam Directed by John Broderick John Shade Produced by Christopher C. Dewey Written by John Broderick Starring Robert De Niro Jarred Mickey Jennifer Warren Terrayne Crawford Martin J. Kelley Phyllis Black Vic Ramos Music by Gershon Kingsley Cinematography Álex Phillips Jr. Editing by Arline Garson Release dates May 26, 1969 Running time 89 minutes [img][/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Except for being one of De Niro's first movies, there's not reason to have to see this. This movie is predictable and uneven and stupid, I hated it.

Aj V
Aj V

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This film (originally started in 1969, but finished and released in 1980) is quite lousy. It's a prime example of amateur film making that should never have seen the light of day. The film has aged horribly, is incredibaly dated looking, and the story is totally cliched, unoriginal, and actually put me to sleep. The acting isn't much better. Even De Niro's small role (that's right, his role is a supporting role, despite receiving the major credits) is mediocre at best. I only know about this film because it cost $1 and came as a double feature with a low-budget Pesci film. Avoid it. That's the bottom line. It's really not worth your time.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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