99 and 44/100% Dead

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A further chapter in the decline of a brilliant '60s director, with Frankenheimer here aping the more surefire gangland milieu treats of Siegel and Boorman. Harris, with O'Brien and Dillman as rival bosses, plays a hitman contracted to sort out a gangland war in a coyly futuristic environment of urban decay. Snappily edited chase and crash sequences, shot with Frankenheimer's familiar command of distorting lenses, make for the best moments in a film which looks as if it had been designed by Hugh Hefner, inflatable women and all. Harris goes through his usual long-suffering trauma as the peerless protagonist.

By: RM


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

John Frankenheimer
Robert Dillon
Richard Harris
Edmond O'Brien
Bradford Dillman
Ann Turkel
Chuck Connors
Constance Ford
David Hall
Max Kleven
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