The Big Heat
Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.
- Category:Action, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
- Stars:Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford, Jeanette Nolan, Jocelyn Brando,
- Director:Fritz Lang, Fritz Lang,
- Writer:Sydney Boehm (screenplay), William P. McGivern (Saturday Evening Post serial)
A police officer seems to have committed suicide, but Detective Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) thinks there's more to the story. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Dave works outside the law's confines, obsessively search for the truth. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Big Heat torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Wow! I mean ... This wasn't absolutely awful, the backstory was interesting, but it could've been played out SO MUCH BETTER! Again, gore was one of the good things about this installment! Too much sex scenes, and they never really caught my attention ... They're taking the whole "Prequel" thing out of hand! I'd rather just see an Up-To-Date sequel continuing what happens after number 3! No more prequels please!
(fr) wrote: good movie reminded me of my 2 cousins
(kr) wrote: This was compulsive viewing. I loved it.
(br) wrote: Great christmas film that is rather like a combination of It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol in its themes of loss and redemption with a little supernatural thrown in. Eddie Izzard and young Larry Mills are very good.
(ag) wrote: Not bad at all! ending could of been better! well done for a teen horror! not Nias of course! its an Aussie picture
(nl) wrote: Too predictable and a little boring.
(ag) wrote: Only saw a chunk of this, and it was just awful. MST3K quality.
(br) wrote: I don't think this movie had an interesting enough point to make. It's a love story where the lovers are in self-induced conflict throughout... and then it ends with a pointless, futile police shoot-out. Why? And who cares?
(fr) wrote: Besides seeing a masterful architect at work... this is a place I'd like to visit since seeing this documentary. Pays tribute to the Vietnam War victims and draws people close in a time of loss.
(ru) wrote: Slumber Party Massacre 2 Welcome back, today I have new film to talk about. A film of sisterhood and a man with guts, blood, drills, and Oprah sized t*ties! Till I find that film, I will talk about Slumber Party Massacre 2. If you remember my last review, I said Slumber Party Massacre was somewhat entertaining and silly as the Driller Killer drilled his way into trouble at a girl's slumber party. Here, he is back only younger than ever. Oh and warning, there is a spoiler here, but that is all the way to the bottom. The film Slumber Party Massacre 2 opens up with Courtney (Crystal Bernard of Wings), Valerie's younger sister, sleeping. We get shots of her dozing off quietly suggesting innocence right before the nightmarish recap begins, and she creams with the title popping out. Courtney is a regular girl with a friend and school crush, a hideous older fellow. Her and her friends play in a lousy rock band that may not be ready to go out "there". However, she suffers from nightmares and flashbacks with portent visions. Yet, she ignores it because she wants to live a normal life despite the guilt she suffers time to time. She decides that she will beat this when she decides to go with her friends at remote location for the weekend. Meanwhile, two guys (one of them a prankster!) follow her and her friends and hangout. This sounds like fun, but not to her. Once she starts to relax, her visions start up again preventing her from functioning in the real world. She becomes an emotional distress. It takes a little while before her nightmare manifest into flesh. When they do, a new driller killer emerges. Slick back hair, leather pants, and guitar drill, the Driller Killer is a lot younger and swifter than the previous driller killer. He dances, plays, and sings when he is not drilling people. There is not a lot to drill here in Slumber Party Massacre 2. Crediting Roger Corman and written and directed by Deborah Brock, Slumber Party Massacre 2 felt more like a weekend party than in actual slumber party. That is one of many faulty things I found with this film. I do not know a lot about a girl's slumber party, but do they include guys and last all weekend? One of my brother's exes said not any that she went to (laugh). Anyways, despite the voluptuous poster, Slumber Party Massacre 2 barely has any nudity! I write this because I'm pretty sure many of male readers will be wondering. Yes, there are guys like that. I wonder if anyone charged at the film only to find themselves trapped like Gen. George A. Custer. I was fine. I could do without nudity. I read and saw the documentary and states the actresses felt very uncomfortable about showing their body, poor girls. Side note, Alexandre Aja would have same problem, but found a solution for his film indulging flick, Piranha 3D. Fair enough, however, filmmakers would have trouble with Bernard with the most since she was all up tightly. She would argue and complain about stuff like the script, her character, poster, scenes, and other stuff. This is not a problem for me unless I was involved with film. Another problem I had with this film is the characters. I really did not care about anyone here. I had to look up who was who when I started writing about this and I was not just talking about the supporting cast. I will admit that there was certain interest in Courtney because there is a bit of complexity her character. This all leads to an ending that will make one question if they like the film. Debates have started over what really happened to her in the end of the film. I myself have a theory. The biggest problem I had was not the lack of indulgence that I expected, but the fact the film is incoherent. Linear structure is very poor in my opinion. Events happen in the film randomly I was confused to keep up what was going on. It was probably the lack of interest I had within the film. I became utterly confused when Courtney's ugly school crush arrives out of the blue, and the Driller Killer appears out of nowhere. He is not really terrifying or scary and his victims look rather confused when moves in for the kill. Yet, I really like the guitar drill he has. There are few guitar drills he has. The soundtrack is okay although I love the "Don't Let Go" song. There are some nice gore effects here and dazzling zip explosion, but the most comical was the killer cock. The kills are pretty cool and enjoyed the way the Driller Killer is defeated. The performances the actors/actresses give are fine. The direction is pretty alright too. There was an improvement with guy as they were not sissies. Remember when I said this film barely has any meaning? Well, there is no real feminist standpoint here like the previous film. The only thing I found that may have any feminist theme was the idea that girls want to rock until the man comes in and takes it away from them. This might be so although it was unintentional. The film is mostly about sisterhood and friendship although it is not good even in that term. Yet, the characters are pretty alright to watch and there is a bit of fun to watch. There are two DVD versions of this. One of them has "Massacre Collection" on top of the cover, but my recommendation is obtain the copy from Shout Factory because it comes in with Slumber Party Massacre 1, 2, and 3. They contain commentary and all kinds of extras to satisfy your needs. I was satisfied purchasing this collection with ROGER COMAN'S CULT CLASSIC on top of the DVD. The movie may have not been strong, but whatever. As a slasher pic, it is quite satisfying, so it is time to round up. Despite the film's linear problems within the storytelling, the film is pretty okay as slasher pic. Fans of the genre will enjoy this film. What does the ending mean? Well, you hate spoilers, and then run away! You do not want to watch the film then by all means read on. The two theories are that Courtney was only having a nightmare as she and it is all within her head. Theory two was that everything did happen and now the driller killer is making his way to finish her off for good. My theory, she suddenly realized that she was in a really mediocre film since there are no parallels for coherence and incoherence and loaded with product placement.
(it) wrote: Wonderfully fitting stoic acting by Paul Newman, a very good job by the other players, and a well-worn but classic western story made this the best western I've seen in ages. Richard Boone was pure evil and seemed to be loving every minute of it. It is well-paced and has great cinematography. Definitely a winner.
(ru) wrote: Wildly romantic drama/adventure from Mr. Howard Hawks. Cary Grant and Jean Arthur are in top form. There's no doubt Spielberg and Lucas were inspired by this picture, especially with regards to certain parts of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'.
(de) wrote: Tootsie transcends its gimmick and delivers on a lot of wry jokes.
(kr) wrote: I give it a ten, a fucking ten. I have to agree, I mean I still got wood.