Bunny O'Hare

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  • GP
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.6  (1,181)

Bunny O'Hare is a 1971 American comedy-drama movie directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Coslough Johnson. The movie stars Bette Davis as Bunny O'Hare, a widow who teams up with a conman named Bill (Ernest Borgnine) to rob a bank. Jack Cassidy plays the role of a detective who is trailing the duo. The movie opens with Bunny O'Hare attending the funeral of her husband. As she is about to leave the cemetery, she overhears a group of investors talking about a fraudulent scheme that her deceased husband was involved in. The scheme has wiped out Bunny's life savings, leaving her with no means to support herself. Determined to get back at the schemers, Bunny decides to team up with Bill, a petty criminal who is also in search of a scheme for his next heist.

Bill initially finds Bunny's proposal ridiculous but eventually agrees to help her. The two of them embark on a series of comical heists, first victimizing the investors who had defrauded Bunny, and later taking on a bank. Bunny's cunning and Bill's criminal skills help them pull off the heists without being caught. However, they soon find themselves being chased by a determined detective, who is hot on their trails.

As Bunny and Bill evade the police, they begin to develop a friendship. Bunny sees Bill as a father figure, and Bill comes to appreciate Bunny's resilience and determination. As they continue their adventures, they meet other characters, including a hippie and a priest, who add to the hilarity and absurdity of the plot.

Bunny O'Hare stands out for its brilliant performances by the lead and supporting actors. Bette Davis shines as Bunny O'Hare, capturing the character's quirky and determined persona. Davis was in her 60s at the time of filming, and her age adds to Bunny's unusual character, making her an unlikely heist planner. Ernest Borgnine's portrayal of Bill is also memorable, with the actor bringing his comedic chops to the character's numerous bumbling escapades.

The movie's setting in the early 1970s adds to its charm, with the costumes, music, and humor reflecting the spirit of the era. Bunny O'Hare is also notable for being one of the few movies of its time to portray a woman in the lead role of a heist movie.

Overall, Bunny O'Hare is an entertaining and lighthearted movie that will keep viewers engaged with its absurd plot and memorable characters. It's a must-watch for fans of Bette Davis and lovers of classic heist films. The movie's soundtrack, featuring songs by Merle Haggard and The Strangers, adds to its appeal, making it a fun and unforgettable movie experience.

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    5.6  (1,181)