Bonnie's Kids

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"Thank God She Only Had Two!"
  • R
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (904)

Bonnie's Kids is a 1972 crime-drama film directed by Arthur Marks, starring Tiffany Bolling, Steve Sandor, and Robin Mattson. The story revolves around two sisters, Myra (Bolling) and Ellie (Mattson), who are on the run after their abusive stepfather, who happens to be a powerful gangster, is killed. Along the way, they meet Vince (Sandor), a charming yet dangerous man who promises to help them escape and start a new life.

The movie is set in Los Angeles and opens with Myra and Ellie being informed about the death of their stepfather, a wealthy and influential gangster named Albert. The girls have been mistreated by Albert for years, and they are convinced that he was killed by one of his many enemies. However, soon they discover that they are the prime suspects in their stepfather's murder, and they have to flee the city to avoid being caught by the police.

By chance, they meet Vince, who instantly falls for Myra's beauty and charms. He offers to help the girls escape in exchange for their help in a heist he is planning. Myra is hesitant at first, but Ellie is excited about the prospect of a new life and convinces her to go along. Together, the trio embarks on a dangerous journey across the country and engages in various criminal activities to survive.

As they travel, they discover that they are being followed by several people, including a private investigator hired by Albert's family and a hitman sent by Albert's rivals. Myra and Ellie are forced to confront their past and the violence that has plagued their lives, and they must choose between continuing down the path of crime or finding a way to escape it.

The film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of the criminal underworld and the impact it has on the lives of those involved. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, with each having their own motivations and desires. Tiffany Bolling gives a standout performance as Myra, a strong-willed and independent woman who is determined to protect her sister and herself from harm. Steve Sandor's portrayal of Vince is both charming and menacing, adding depth to the character.

Bonnie's Kids is not just a crime drama but also a commentary on the social issues of the time, such as the abuse of women and the allure of a life of crime in poverty-stricken areas. The film's cinematography, with its use of natural lighting, wide-angle shots, and close-ups, adds to the film's gritty realism and creates a stark contrast between the glamour of Hollywood and the harsh reality of the streets.

Overall, Bonnie's Kids is a compelling and thought-provoking film that delves into the darker aspects of human nature and the consequences of one's choices. It is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and for those interested in the social commentary of the 1970s.

Bonnie's Kids is a 1973 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    1 hr 45 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (904)