Movie: Prime Cut
Director: Michael Ritchie
Critic rating: 4
Given the current political climate in the U.S., I doubt this film could/would be made today, but in 1972, they did make this exciting crime drama. Filled with violence, nudity, and a story that includes young women being raised in an orphanage to be sold like cattle as sex slaves, it showcases a very young Sissy Spacek in her first featured role.
An enforcer from the Chicago mob goes to Kansas City to collect a half-million dollars owed by a cattleman who is even more unsavory than the mobster. The cattleman deals with his enemies very efficiently, by grinding them into sausage. Pretty neat, eh.....make a profit and dispose of a problem at the same time.
This guy also has special days at his ranch when, instead of cattle for sale, the stock pens are filled with naked drugged young women for sale. Just like his cattle, the women are specially raised for him, but at an orphanage.
This guy isn't about to give up the half-mill without a fight, so there's plenty of action and violence. The movie is well done, Lee Marvin makes a terrific mob guy, Gene Hackman is great as Mary Ann the rancher, and this is an exciting movie to watch.
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November 17th, 2010