I was bored the other night so I decided to get a couple of movies to watch. The first one was
Straw Dogs (1971)
With Dustin Hoffman (sexy) as David Sumner and Susan George (she was also in Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry) as his wife Amy. They have come back to Amy’s childhood home so David can write a book. First, never marry a mathematician. Dustin is kind of an idiot at first and Amy is kind of a brat, you can tell from the beginning that this is not an peaceful country village, but then if see you enough of these films you realize they all have secrets and people who do mean things. Movie is rated R for nudity and violence. Some very violent, disturbing scenes.
The other movie I got was
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
With Walter Matthau (another one of my favorites, but not exactly sexy) as Lt. Zachary Garber, the bad guys were all called by color: Robert Shaw, Mr. Blue; Martin Balsam, Mr. Green; Hector Elizondo, Mr. Grey; Earl Hindman, Mr. Brown. I know some of these as familiar faces but couldn’t put names or roles on them. Even Hector Elizondo looked so different, and the character he played was so different. He played a man so crazy the mob didn’t want him. Then there were some others like Dick O’Neill (hey that’s Cagney’s dad!) and Jerry Stiller (the Dad on King of Queens).
So you know the story, the four men hi-jack a subway car and demand ransom or they will kill everyone on the train, there is a deadline. Of course the big question is ‘How will they escape after they get the money?’ There are some surprises in store for the hijackers.
There is some bad language and violent scenes in this movie.