happened completely by chance that I stumbled onto the greatest
Burt Reynolds movie ever made. Kudos to the designer of this
fine video box. If it wasn't for that I would have never discovered
it in the bargain bin at my local Walgreens. Sure it was recorded
at SLP speed, but it was the best $3.99 I'd ever spent.
EX-COP, EX-CIA, EX-PLOSIVE!
knew that I was holding onto gold!
Malone has had enough of the secret agent, military assassin
life style and he wants out. To do so he must change his identity,
and retreat to the secluded inner valleys of the Colorado
mountains. He's looking for the quiet life...but he's not
going to find it here. For some reason, this pissy, little,
run down, hillbilly village is under the thumb of right-wing,
millionaire zealot, DeLane (For the life of me I could not
figure out what use he had for this town).
the local gas station owner, offers Malone free room and board
and use of his auto repair garage. Paul also has a 12 year
old daughter, and it doesn't take long before she gets a crush
on a 57 year old Burt in a wig. Her father seems charmed by
the notion (and Burt definitely is enjoying the attention,
the millionaire's strong-arms notice Malone and start applying
the pressure, and what's the best way to do this? Mess with
his pre-teen girlfriend..um, ack!...I mean friend, FRIEND!
this movie we are given tiny glimpses into the depths of Malone's
ties to the government.
Paul: "So, when were you in Viet Nam?"
Paul: "That was a little early wasn't it?"
Malone: "Not for what I was supposed to do."
Did you hear that folks? Malone IS mother fucking Viet
Nam! Yeah, that's right, so back the fuck off!
has many cards up his sleeve. When in trouble, he's been known
to do the old "I got a gun under this newspaper aimed
right at you... or do I?" bluff.
They fall for it every time, dropping their weapons and submitting
totally. Absolutely brilliant Malone!
the end of this movie, the hitmen come for Malone. They scale
the house and tell the daughter to be quiet. At the last minute,
she yells out "MALONE!" and from this alone he knows
to roll out of bed, onto the floor, narrowly escaping a hail
of bullets from the outside, then he comes up blasting! What
a fucking genius! He fires at their getaway car, blowing it
to smithereens! (Click
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final scenes take place at the farmhouse mansion of DeLane
where Burt seeks ultimate payback! His "revenge"
includes a barrage of haystack clobberings and throwing people
from barn windows. In the end we see Malone walking towards
us with the house behind him... then it explodes! Burt hardly
flinches as he struts towards the camera. He takes out his
I.D. and the credits run in front of a lighter setting his
next time Malone. Until next time....