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Saint Jack

  • Film

Time Out says

Gazzara simply plays himself, in this adaptation of Paul Theroux's novel, as a genial American pimp in Singapore who tangles first with the local Triads, and then with the CIA. Bogdanovich turns the character into a sentimental paragon of virtue, and softens the hard profile of America's Far Eastern imperialism, ending up with a movie that reeks of the hollow travelogue sincerity it purports to despise. The director's smugness effortlessly trumps Robby Müller's camera-work and the good performances (notably from Denholm Elliott). Hard to imagine how anyone could make less of such a promising subject.

Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Bogdanovich
  • Screenwriter:Howard Sackler, Paul Theroux, Peter Bogdanovich
  • Cast:
    • Ben Gazzara
    • Denholm Elliott
    • James Villiers
    • Joss Ackland
    • Rodney Bewes
    • Mark Kingston
    • Lisa Lu
    • Monika Subramaniam
    • Judy Lim
    • George Lazenby
    • Peter Bogdanovich
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