Monday, March 14, 2011

Across 110th Street

Across 110th Street-1972, starring Anthony Quinn and Anthony Franciosa

Malty says-N.Y.C. police race the mobs to catch three blacks who, disguised as cops, stole $300,000 from a Mafia-controlled bank; mutual distrust of both black and Italian hoods is mirrored by differences between cops Quinn and Kotto.  Exciting, well paced, and extremely violent, with fine use of Harlem locations.  Quinn was also executive producer.  3 stars.

I say: At least the theme song rocked.  Albeit, having never seen this movie prior, I immediately thought of Jackie Brown.  So the action was good, but once again, this movie feels recycled, and mainly because at the time, it was probably an original idea but since we're now 40 years later, I've seen it before.  one star.

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