Saturday, July 10, 2010
|My Rating:||6 / 10|
|Date Seen:||Wednesday, July 7, 2010|
|Theater:||Alamo Drafthouse Ritz|
|Movie Site Links:||IMDB,Rotten Tomatoes,Flixster|
Duke Mitchell (who also wrote and directed the film) stars as Paul, a career criminal with no intention of cleaning up his act. He's just gotten out of prison and after a quick detour to assassinate some people, he and a few friends decide to take a boat trip to Italy. He intends to kidnap the pope and demand a ransom of one dollar from every Catholic on the planet.
I had really high hopes for this movie based on the premise, but unfortunately it sounds better than it actually is. The acting is horrible, and the film is pretty anticlimactic (although the very last scene is pretty entertaining). Given that the movie was actually shot in the 1970s but Duke Mitchell died before he got a chance to edit it, I can forgive a couple of out-of-focus scenes and a few other things that might have been fixed by re-shoots, but even that it's still kind of disappointing and definitely doesn't live up to its potential.