Der Mann, der niemals aufgibt (1977)18K
Der Mann, der niemals aufgibt: Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince. A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won’t make it into town alive.
“This baroque and utterly implausible action drama subscribes to the over-the-top theory of movie making. Huge quantities of bullets, bikers and bad apples are unleashed on Mr.Eastwood, Ms. Locke, his remand witness, and us, the audience. Eastwood executes the gauntlet with great resolve and resourcefulness: he even knows how to fortify a bus with armored plates. Clint is in peak form and Locke will never again reach the heights that she does here. Clearly, the two have wonderful screen chemistry and would remain together as a couple for more than a decade. Watching the film today, I think there is a scene that went missing–or was cut. It occurred at the beginning of the movie and involved the sadistic police commissioner and Lockeu0026#39;s prostitute. The scene is later described in great detail by Locke when she and Clint are on the lam in a desert cave. So where is it? My dad took me to see this u0026quot;Ru0026quot; rated film on a bitterly cold night in early February u0026#39;78–it was released in late u0026#39;77. I think he was unaware of the rating because I did get an eyeful that night. Make sure you see this movie letterboxed in order to absorb all the destructive power and subtle artistry on display.”