Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

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"There's nothin' they won't try!"
  • PG
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (7,768)
  • 52

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a 1974 action-thriller film directed by John Hough and starring Peter Fonda, Susan George, and Adam Roarke. The film revolves around the story of two small-time criminals, Larry (Peter Fonda) and Deke (Adam Roarke) who decide to pull off the heist of their lives by stealing $150,000 from a stock car race. Along for the ride is Mary (Susan George), Larry's girlfriend, who proves to be just as daring and reckless as the rest.

The film begins with Larry and Deke working as mechanics at a garage. They are in desperate need of cash and come up with a plan to rob a money truck carrying $150,000. To do so, they need to create a diversion, and decide to participate in a stock car race being held in the town. Their plan is to use the race as a chance to steal the money truck while everyone is distracted.

While Larry and Deke are planning the heist, Mary shows up and convinces them to take her along. She's got a wild streak and wants in on the action. Though initially hesitant to bring Mary along, Larry and Deke eventually agree to let her join in on the ride to the heist.

As the trio embarks on their dangerous mission, they quickly realize that they're not the only ones who want the money. A determined sheriff named Franklin (Vic Morrow) is hot on their tail, and will stop at nothing to catch them. Meanwhile, Larry, Deke, and Mary must deal with their own issues as their pursuit of the stolen money leads to a series of dangerous encounters and near misses.

The film is set against the backdrop of the 1970s, and features a classic muscle car chase sequence that was ahead of its time. The film's use of stunt driving and car chases is one of the major highlights, and holds up even today as a thrilling and exciting spectacle. The movie features fantastic cinematography, with beautiful shots of the countryside and an impressive use of aerial photography during the car chase sequences.

The performances of the three main actors are noteworthy, with Peter Fonda delivering a charismatic and cool performance as Larry, the daredevil driver. Susan George is equally impressive as the sexy and dangerous Mary, who proves to be a worthy accomplice to the duo. Adam Roarke's Deke is the voice of reason, who knows when to pull back and when to push on. The chemistry between the three is undeniable, and their interactions are believable and engaging.

One of the most interesting aspects of the film is the relationship between the three main characters. Larry and Mary have a complicated dynamic, as their love for each other is overshadowed by their recklessness and desire for adventure. Deke acts as the mediator between the two, knowing when to push back and when to support.

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a classic 70s action-thriller that deserves more recognition than it gets. The movie is a must-watch for fans of car chases and action-packed cinema. The film paved the way for the subgenre of car chase movies that would come to dominate the 70s, and would inspire later movies such as The Blues Brothers and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Overall, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a must-watch for fans of classic 70s cinema. The movie blends action, romance, comedy, and drama into a thrilling and engaging package that is sure to impress. With its exciting car chases, strong performances, and well-rounded characters, this film is a testament to the talent of the filmmakers and actors involved.

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a 1974 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    6.6  (7,768)
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