The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel starring Steve McQueen in the part. Carroll Baker portrayed an actress inspired by Jean Harlow, who appeared in Hughes' film epic Hell's Angels. The Carpetbaggers was directed by Edward Dmytryk, filmed in 70mm, and was Alan Ladd's final film; Ladd died some months before its release.In the movie, George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.
Ellen G (nl) wrote: Ikke akkurat s mye skryte av. Veldig drlig skuespill fra de voksne. Men hunder og barn var helt ok.
Sergio V (us) wrote: Una excelente trama, buenas actuaciones, sin embargo el final decepciona un poco.
Andrey B (kr) wrote: Impressive debut of Tarantino as a director where we see his style and trademark dialogue.
Kaela J (kr) wrote: it is good to be juest friend
Matthew D (jp) wrote: After all their high-flying adventures the crew of the Enterprise come down to Earth with a rather pedestrian third cinematic voyage. The premise is interesting; having been tamed in the last two stories the crew returns to its rebellious streak for a personal mission. The film certainly has it's moments, especially a fun series of events at the end of the first act and perhaps more than any other appearance of the original crew this best carries their feeling of family. Sadly some members do not receive their due honour; the sister, Uhura, is sidelined to little more than a cameo (the only other female character has her actor replaced with a less able one) and Kirk's son, a potentially interesting character, ends his two movie run having barely registered as a characters. However, it is the mother figure, the Enterprise, that arguably gets the worst of it. The Genesis device is rolled out as a MacGuffin for the second film running, but the details are highly illogical and perhaps the biggest problem, the antagonist is perhaps the least interesting Trek movie villain and least intimidating Klingon ever seen (surely a miscast role). As a result things become ponderous in the second half with a climatic fight scene that is dull and unintentionally amusing.
Giovanni M (ru) wrote: The Guilt Trip is sweet, light-hearted, and warm...but it's also sappy and forgettable.