So instead of quickly evolving into an unusually long promo piece for grandiose but meaningless shootouts and explosions, the film times and controls the action so that it helps its story. Majestyk sends him packing and soon lands in more trouble and has a run-in with a mafia hit-man named Frank Renda Al Lettieri. Majestyk decides to lend them a hand but then the wrath of the mob is turned onto Mr. However, later on the two are placed on the same police bus and when Renda's men attempt to free him and create a huge melee, Majestyk helps him get away with him. Majestyk quite a lot, though I have to disagree with the opinion shared on this release that it is Charlie Bronson's best work.
The better exposed and resolved grain would also help fluidity, though it has to be said that the current master does not suffer from digital tinkering. The great climax of the film is the final confrontation between the starring and the enemies that's stimulating and moving. Charlie Bronson plays farm owner Vince Majestyk who has just hired a crew of seasoned workers to help him pick up his melons. He just wants to get his melons in, remember? A Fantastic effort from director Richard Fleischer, Bronson stars in a great performance as Vincent Majestyk, owner of a rich stretch of property that he uses to grow melons. What this means is that the film allows the action to occur naturally and then flourish as the story demands it. There is quite a bit of content with him on various Blu-ray releases and I always found his recollections and comments about the industry and the people he worked with throughout his career incredibly illuminating.
In the ensuing chaos, Majestyk befriends a migrant activist Linda Cystal who decides to help him after she realizes that his decision to honor his arrangement with her people could cost him his life. Vince Majestyk is a modest and introvert Colorado melon farmer who only wants to bring in his harvest He ends up in jail after a conflict with a local small time crook, but things get really serious when a wanted mafia hit man targets him for assassination. I love the inventive action scenes, silly yet exciting story, the amusing baddies, Charles Bernstein's cool score and 53 year old Bronson's irresistible performance as the toughest melon farmer the world has ever seen. Majestyk as well as the talents of the people that made the film. Majestyk,' he looks tough, yet manages to convey a sympathetic streak in the character he portrays. The plot is simple but at the same time, hard to fully understand. Majestyk in the theater and I still love the way Bronson turns from the hunted to the hunter.
Majestyk is a simple guy who just wants to get his melon crop in, but he steps on some toes, winds up in the drunk tank, and then accidentally foils a ham handed attempt to break a big time criminal out of the same jail. He's being squeezed by time because he needs to get his melons picked and to market in a matter of days and a local strong arm guy played by Paul Koslo tries to muscle him into hiring his crew. Majestyk arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Signal One Entertainment. The second is Lee Purcell who plays a more modern version of a gangster moll from the Thirties. They are romantically attracted to each other. He's a movie-star, and on the B-side of the record, so to speak, of 1974's Death Wish was this little diddy where he plays, of all things, a melon farmer.
Mr Majestyk has some of the best 70's music aswell by Charles Bernstein. Bronson is Vincent Majestyk former army ranger who is now running a watermelon ranch. The poor mobsters don't stand a chance. Yet after all this, the pickup is spotless and has absolutely no scratches, dents, or other damage. Or they might have been inspired by them.
From the beginning to finish the noisy action-packed and fast-moving are continued and that's why it results to be entertaining. He's being squeezed by time because he needs to get his melons picked and to market in a matter of days and a local strong arm guy played by Paul Koslo tries to muscle him into hiring his crew. It is a very good commentary from a man who genuinely loves Charlie Bronson's work. It is definitely the sharp and seasoned writing of Elmore Leonard what brings the film to a higher quality level. And sometimes, they were both. Majestyk Blu-ray release, see published by Dr. But I never get tired of these situations as he writes them, because the stories are all unique, thrilling, well told, and if you stretch a little believable.
Frank Renda brilliant performance from Al Lettieri is a genuinely menacing and relentless criminal, whereas Bobby Kopas is just a sleazy and cowardly local marauder who thinks he's a big shot. Big mistake for Koslo, but not right then because he has sheriff Frank Maxwell arrest Bronson. Linda Cristal who is an organizer for the United Farm Workers who Bronson aids and she in turn becomes pretty valuable to him. Renda and Bobby soon form an alliance and repeatedly make Majestyk's life hell. Charles Bronson gives a great performance here as the wronged man out for justice, which is a standard Elmore Leonard set-piece.
I'll let you be the judge! What a top notch action movie of the 70's. A few hours later, Majestyk is picked up by the police and booked in the local jail. In this film, Bronson plays Vince Majestyk, a melon farmer who simply wants to bring in his crops on time. Bronson does a convincing job of playing a no nonsense, don't tell me what to do farmer. The lossless track is very solid.