Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Howard Ziff. 1973. 97 mins. 35mm. With James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield. In this madcap, kinetic, road-trip action comedy, James Caan plays a car thief (Dick) freshly released from prison whose intentions of going straight are thwarted when his best pal dies in his arms, but not before tipping him off to the hiding place of a large stash of stolen cash. With vultures swirling around him and his secret, Dick tries to keep a low profile, but that too is thwarted when he picks up free-spirited hitchhiker Kitty Kopetzky (Sally Kellerman) with thieving impulses of her own. “Mr. Caan, one of our best young leading actors, is a real surprise as the Candide-like ex-con. He is funny and dim without ever being dumb, which, for most actors, is as difficult as playing Lear.” Vincent Canby, The New York Times.
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