Machine Gun McCain
Even the Mafia Calls Him Mister!
After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new employer, he retaliates with a high stakes Las Vegas casino heist that erupts into all-out war on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Not blood, nor lust, nor wedding vows can come between McCain and his money...or his machine gun.
Passable, if by the numbers crime film. Awesome theme song.
John Cassavetes stars as "McCain", a just released convict who comes into contact with his long lost son. As his son is driving him home from prison, he offers McCain a job...robbing the brand new "Royal Casino" in Las Vegas that is run by the Italian mob. As McCain mulls over the opportunity, he meets a lovely redheaded socialite played by Britt Ekland whom he immediately marries in a sleazy Las Vegas wedding chapel. As the film progresses, we find that McCain's son has other ideas about the robbery and that McCain might be a little bit over his head.
I really enjoyed this shot on location in San Francisco and Las Vegas Italian crime production. The blu-ray from "Blue…
Cassavetes stalks around with a predatory hunch, but it's less eventful than you might think.
John Cassavettes stars in this Italian-produced crime film involving a casino heist. Out of jail, Cassavettes plans an elaborate (but brutish) scheme to get away with $2 million, the crime family tries to track him down. This one lacks the sophistication of many highlights of the genre, and there’s not many setpieces here. Peter Falk has a nice cameo, though.